NFL Draft Diamonds 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 350 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?
What is your Height/Weight?
6″2 178 lbs
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
MTSU and Mississippi Gulf Coast
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
Coolest thing I ever did was give money, clothes and my favorite pair of MTSU gloves to a homeless man close to campus. Being homeless it touches me a lot to see someone without
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
Hardest college class would be College math
Where are you from?
Born in New Orleans, moved to Kentwood Louisiana after Katrina 2008
Who is your role model, and why?
Marlon Moore is my role model because he showed me how to love unconditional and gave me a chance to be successful when everyone had given up on me. His family welcome me with open arms without wanting anything in return. His kids are like my siblings. We are real close and communicate everyday
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Sports growing up was basketball and track
Did you play any other positions in football?
My other position was Safety and wide receiver. I was a 4 star safety coming out of high school and switched to cornerback at Mississippi Gulf Coast
At your position, what separates you from others?
My long arms and my nose for the ball. Most corners don’t like to tackle, but I welcome tackling. My 6’2 frame and length is something I use especially against tall receivers, also my speed allows me to run with quick receivers. Quick hips help me break on the ball as well
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
When breaking down film I like to break down film for the receiver and the team separately. I want to know what routes he is running before the play. Most receivers tell you what they not running by lining up. Most receivers don’t like to be touched so I make sure when they breaking down film they see me playing physical and jamming at the line of scrimmage
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
Toughest receiver I faced was from Western Kentucky number 2.
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
I compare myself to Xavier Rhodes and Antonio Cromartie
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Biggest obstacle in my life was Katrina 2008 because it had a trickle down effect on my family. Mental and physical. Having to relocate from my home, watching people die on the bridge during Katrina and also my brother being murdered in 2013 I feel was all a domino effect from Katrina. I never wish anyone to go through a natural disaster like that. Had to readjust to Kentwood from New Orleans, making new friends being accepted and playing football with a new group of guys
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Pregame rituals listening to music to block everything out and sit in a corner to reflect that I’m still standing after all my struggles. Always thank God for my talent
What is your biggest strength?
My biggest strength is my work ethics, athleticism and ball awareness
What is your biggest weakness?
My weakness is sometimes I want to play over aggressive
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
GM, I will be the next Tom Brady and I will not let you down
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
My favorite player growing up was Brian Dawkins and Sammy Knight and my favorite team New Orleans Saints
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
3 people I would have dinner with would be Ali, President Obama and my brother (Kerwin Borden Sr.)
What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?
First item I will buy once in the NFL is a house for mother since we have not had a house since Katrina 2008.