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: George Parker
• Height: 6020
• Weight: 195
• Position: Cornerback
• College: Chowan University
Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
• I’m from Richmond, Virginia. I love the city, it is always something to do, and the atmosphere is great.
List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
• I think all three are of equal importance when it comes to being a great football player. For me I pride myself on film study and practicing well, because it translates to game day. When I watch film it gives me confidence going into the game, I know I will make plays. Strength and conditioning is big too, I try to keep my body in excellent shape.
What do you worry about, and why?
• I worry about very little, God has always had control in my life and when I have worries or doubts, I leave it with God.
Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
• I felt like I failed somewhat my junior year only having one interception, I could have been more focused mentally and not just physically. I kept at it and overcame this by staying over the summer my senior year watching a ton of film and working my technique, I saw the results this season.
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
• My teammates would say my willingness to sacrifice for the team, and being a leader on and off the field.
Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
• I would to say Trent Cannon from VA State last year, he had great breakaway speed for a running back.
What would your career be if you couldn’t play football?
• If I couldn’t play football I would be coaching, or training players.
Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?
If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
• I would choose my family, only because family comes first but I would go back and try to save the other three.
If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
• I would be flash, because I would return every interception for a TD.
Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
• My biggest adversity in life is getting proper exposure especially coming from a small school. Im starting to overcome this by networking more and getting my name out.
What is your most embarrassing moment?
• My most embarrassing moment was not making the basketball team in middle school.
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
• Every time I got an interception it was memorable, it felt like time froze for a second.
What song best describes your work ethic?
• Underdog- Lil Baby/Gunna
What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level?
• I think my film study and size at corner will help me get to the next level. Receivers are getting bigger and also, the only way to get an edge is film study.
If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
• I would bring back my aunt that passed a couple years ago. She was so full of life and had great energy, it would be amazing just to see her one more time.
If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it?
• I would name it the players club.
Who is the most overrated player in the NFL?
• Alex Smith
Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
• I would rather be respected, people may like you, but that means nothing. When someone respects you, it says something about you.
What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
• Sean Taylor, I know what occurred was not his fault, but his career was cut short way too early.
Do you love to win, or hate to lose?
• I love to win. If you play the game enough you will experience losses, you have to learn from them. A win can be worst thing for a team because you get complacent, lose sight of the things that got you there.
Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
•The biggest influence in my life would have to be my family. The fact that they are still working motivates me a lot, but I have had a couple good coaches along the way.
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