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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Zeke Walker, DB, Southeastern Louisiana

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. 

Zeke Walker the former Indiana defensive back does not back down from nothing

• Name: Zeke Walker

• Height: 6020

• Weight: 215

• Position: S/Hybrid LB

• College: Indiana/Southeastern Louisiana

• Twitter: @zeke_walker2

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

• Columbia, SC : it’s a cool place , I like being close to different spots that I grew up around.

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

• Strength and conditioning, practice, film study. I list these in this order because without having strength and being conditioned then the others can’t be accomplished. Practice yeah you can do that but you won’t be able to perform the way you should especially for you’re not conditioned and then when it comes to film study it applies to both practice and games . Tendencies . That is what gives you the edge over your opponent as well as your teammate if battling for a spot 

What do you worry about, and why?

• I tend to worry about things that doesn’t even pertain to me. That’s just me. I’m a genuine person so i tend to make sure other people are straight before I am at times

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

• I’ve failed at making a certain play when it presented itself. I overcame it by film preparation and technique

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• Long arms. People shouldn’t be able to stay on or really grab me

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

• Saquon Barkley

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

• Sales

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?

• Family, because they family

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

• Hulk, he beast mode

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?

• Redshirt freshman year 2015-16 season , Ohio state game I broke my foot and that was the same night my mom later on told me she had a cancer. Eventually I just started grinding harder because she is my why

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• 6th grade going to the same math class twice

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• First career pick six

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Peewee Longway – Chasing

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

• Fast learner

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

• Grandad , because he was full of knowledge

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

• Freaks come out at night

Who is the most overrated player in the NFL? 

• I do not believe there is an overrated NFL player

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Respected

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

• Any player that has had some kind of domestic violence related issue because those are things you can control and could have been avoided 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• I hate losing 

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

•My mom and dad, I’ve seen them struggle and seen stuff at a young age that anyone that age shouldn’t have to or even go through!

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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