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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Justin Lucas, LB, Troy University

Justin Lucas of Troy is a very passionate player who has a knack of getting to the QB

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?

Justin Javar Lucas

What is your Height/Weight?

5’10 227

What is your position?

Inside Linebacker

Where do you play college football?

Troy University

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?

During the ball game, visiting the children’s hospital and giving teddy bears to kids

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

Human A&P 2

Where are you from?

Aberdeen, MS

Did you play any other sports growing up?


At your position, what separates you from others?

Natural born leader and instincts that can be taught

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

Tendencies and weak points in the opposing offense

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Deshaun Watson

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Tyrann Mathieu. He’s not the biggest but he plays with a lot heart and he’s a defensive playmaker

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Going thru my senior year of high school and not having a scholarship to any school thinking that my football career was over. I overcame it by keep grinding and striving and praying and kept faith in god

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Not really. Usually just chill in my locker and just try to relax

What is your biggest strength?

Instincts and lateral quickness

What is your biggest weakness?

Foot speed

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I’m a very hard worker and I’m passionate about this game of football. All I want to do is do my part to help this team win. I’m not a distraction I never been in trouble dealing law enforcements. I’m chasing this dream so provided my family and give back to my community.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

My favorite player growing up was Troy Polamalu and my favorite NFL team was the Pittsburg Steelers

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King Jr

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

My mother a house. She provided for me all my life single parent of two children’s and feel that is my obligations to give her the house she deserves.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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