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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Malik Henry, WR, University of West Georgia

Malik Henry is a playmaker. Remember his name come April!

NFL Draft Diamonds has interviewed some of the best small schoolers to make it to the NFL.  Last year our team interviewed over 750 players from NAIA to the FBS.  This year we went to NFL teams scouts for every question on this interview.  Ten NFL scouts who are avid readers of Draft Diamonds put this interview together for our reader’s pleasure.  We hope you enjoy this interview, with another potential NFL draft prospect.

        •       Name: Malik Henry
        •       Height: 5’11
        •       Weight:180
        •       Position: WR
        •       College: West Georgia
        •       Twitter: Malikhenry2
Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
  • I love the atmosphere of South Georgia football.
List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
  • Practice, Strength, and Conditioning, then Film study.
  • The reason I listed those in that order is because Practice, in my opinion, is most important because you have to practice and know what you’re doing, in order to get on the field. Strength and conditioning play a big role in the practical aspect of things because you have to be able to stay healthy so you’ll be able to practice. I put film last but not least because what’s the point in the film if you’re not practicing.
What do you worry about, and why?
  • I worry about how I eat. I worry because here at school I don’t have the things I need in order to eat healthily.
Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
  • An example of a time I failed was one time earlier this season I was running a Go route, I got the outside release but I didn’t stack the defender and because I didn’t leave the QB room to make a throw I ended up catching the ball out of bounds, the next time I was in that situation I stacked the defender so the QB had a place to put the ball inbounds so this time I was able to leave my self-room to make the catch .

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • My versatility

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

  • Carlton Davis

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football?

  • I would coach
Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first?
  • Room
If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
  •  I would save family first because family always come first, then we both do everything in our power to try and save the 3 strangers as well.
If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
  • Flash from Incredibles because who doesn’t wanna be fast?
Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
  • My biggest adversity in life was losing my brother, it was hard to deal with at first but God and my family helped me overcome it.

What is your most embarrassing moment?
  • Tripping in front of a big crowd

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

  • My most memorable play was when we were playing West Alabama and it was 3rd and like 30 with the game on the line, my QB threw me a go route and I made the catch over 2 defenders for a gain of like 35. That play was on ESPN.

What song best describes your work ethic?

  • Dreams and Nightmares-Meek Mill

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level?

  • A Great Work Ethic and a positive attitude.

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

  • I would bring back Martin Luther King so he could continue to impact lives, lead the young, and be an example for us all.

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it?

  • Slaps

Who is the most overrated player in the NFL?

  • I would say there aren’t any overrated players in the NFL, because everyone playing on a team right now is there for a reason.

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

  • I’d rather be respected because your not gonna be liked by everyone but because respect is earned never given.

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

  • Desmond Harrison because the off the field issues he had it cost him millions.

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

  • I hate to lose because I love to win!

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

  • The biggest influence in my life has been my older brother because of what he’s been through and lost, but throughout everything that happened, he didn’t let that stop him for becoming the person that he’s become.

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 [email protected]

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