NFL Draft Diamonds website has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible player. We hope to bring you more than 500 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner to the right. Now let’s meet our next prospect!!!!
What is your name?
- Erik Magnuson
What is your Height/Weight?
- 6’5″/ 310
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
- Coach youth camps
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
- Calculus 2
Where are you from?
- Encinitas, CA
Did you play any other sports growing up?
- Basketball, baseball, soccer
Did you play any other positions in football?
- TE, DL
At your position, what separates you from others?
- Football awareness and intelligence
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
- Blitz and personnel tendencies
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
- Joey Bosa
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
- Mitch Schwartz. Similar body and play style.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
- Losing my starting job. I was determined not to be a failure.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
- Listen to music and relax.
What is your biggest strength?
- Football IQ
What is your biggest weakness?
- Pad level on second level
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
- I am the most versatile OL in the draft.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
- LT/ San Diego Chargers
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
- Bob Marley, Martin Luther King, Albert Einstein.
What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?
- A new truck