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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Brian Burnett, WR, Jacksonville University

Brian Burnett is a big time wide receiver from Jacksonville University. He is not afraid to go up and take the ball away from a defender.

•  Name: Brian Burnett 

        •       Height: 5’10

        •       Weight: 183

        •       Position: WR

        •       College: Jacksonville University/Tusculum 

        •       Twitter: Bk_noburgerking 

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

  •  I’m from Jacksonville, Florida where it can be raining on the north side and sunny on the west lol but it’s a great place to be from. There’s plenty of stuff to do and many ways to keep yourself occupied at all times.     

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

        •        Strength and conditioning is number 1 for me. Without that you wouldn’t be able to make it through practices let alone finish a whole game, you’ll be too fatigued. My number 2 is Film study because this is where you get to see all of your flaws and correct them until you are mastering your craft. 

What do you worry about, and why?

        •    Failing at anything in life because I only want to succeed. 

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

        •        Being in college failing a test because I didn’t prepare. I wasn’t too upset because I knew I didn’t put any effort into trying to learn the material. After that I studied weeks before to make sure I past the test and understood all the material. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

        •        Being helpful to learn plays or other techniques 

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

        •        Donald Payne 

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

        •        Athletic trainer, personal Trainer, or marketing executive 

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?

        •        One family member, that’s who I know and who my heart would mourn the most about.

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

        •        Goofy, he’s just living life 

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

        •        My biggest adversity was breaking my leg and dealing with it came with prayer and positive thinking.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

        •        Getting spanked in front of my first grade classmates.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career? 

        •        My first catch of the game against Drake university, Rylan Wells through me a jump ball and I came down with it on top of the defenders head to take the lead in a big conference game on the first drive. 

What song best describes your work ethic?

        •        No days off- Lil Baby 

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

        •        Strong mindset and confidence 

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

        •        My cousin Eric to thank him for being my motivation my whole life. 

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

        •        Beez Neez

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

        •        Keenan Allen 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

        •        Respected because everyone that likes you doesn’t respect you. 

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

        •        Josh Gordon, he could be one of the best receivers of all-time 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

        •        I love to win thats what makes all the hard work enjoyable.

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

        •       My father, he pushes me to limits I thought I would never reach. 

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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