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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Michael Means, WR, University of Akron

Michael Means is a big bodied player with soft hands.

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? 

MICHAEL MEANS JR. 

What is your Height/Weight?

6″2 200lbs 

What is your position?

WIDE RECEIVER 

Where do you play college football? 

THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON 

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

THE COOLEST THING I HAVE DONE OFF THE FIELD WAS GIVE A FAN A PAIR OF MY GLOVES AND CLEATS AFTER A GAME

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

HUMANITIES 

Where are you from?

CINCINNATI, OHIO

Who is your role model, and why? 

MY PARENTS, WHY BECAUSE THEY GAVE HAVE TAUGHT ME SO MUCH AND MADE ME THE MAN I AM TODAY. 

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I PLAYED BASKETBALL AND RAN TRACK 

Did you play any other positions in football?

I PLAYED RUNNING BACK AND LINEBACKER GROWING UP 

At your position, what separates you from others? 

MY SMOOTHNESS 

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

I LOOK FOR A WEAKNESS IN A DB 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

BRAXTON MILLER IN HIGHSCHOOL

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

I WOULD COMPARE MYSELF TO TYLER BOYD

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

ONE OF THE BIGGEST OBSTACLES I HAD TO OVERCOME WAS GETTING THROUGH JUNIOR COLLEGE. I GOT THROUGH IT BY STAYING STRONG MENTALLY AND KEEPING FAITH. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I LIKE TO LISTEN TO R&B MUSIC 

What is your biggest strength? 

MY SPEED AND ROUTE RUNNING

What is your biggest weakness?

N/A 

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

I AM AS NATURAL AS THEY COME AND WILL DO MY ALL TO BETTER MYSELF AND THE TEAM EVERYDAY. 

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

GROWING UP IN CINCINNATI MY FAVORITE PLAYER WAS CHAD JOHNSON 

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

DENZEL WASHINGTON, CHRIS BROWN, TOM BRADY 

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

MY MOM A HOUSE 

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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