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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Desmond Johnson, DL, Kennesaw State

Kennesaw State pass rusher Desmond Johnson Jr. has been quite an amazing athlete with good passbook rush skills
  • Name: Desmond Johnson Jr 
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 235
  • Position: Rush End
  • College: Kennesaw State University
  • Twitter: @_desjohnson

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

-I’m from Rome, Georgia and what I love most is the support from the community

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

• Strength and Conditioning and Practice (practice makes consistency), Film (Very important), Study (Comes easy)

What do you worry about, and why?

• My family, I want them all to be financially stable in life

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

• I didn’t do well my first time taking the ACT. I had to get tutoring and changed my study habits in order to score better 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• First Step

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

• First round pick- Tytus Howard

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

• Guidance Counselor, I would want to influence kids to be their best

Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?

• Room, that’s law

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

• It would be my little brother, he means the world to me

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

• Rocket Raccoon, I like his mentality 

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

• Coming in as a walk-on my freshmen year. I stayed humble and made it known that I was here to compete.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• Had a firecracker placed in my pocket and had to take my shorts off in public so it wouldn’t pop me 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• Scooped up a forced fumble, broke a tackle and took it to the house for 6

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Championships- Meek Mill

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

• IQ for the game

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

• My grandma, miss grandma cooking

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

• B.B.O.

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Yannick Ngakoue

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Respected, respect goes a long way

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

• Josh Gordon – I think he’s a great player 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• Hate the thought of losing

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

•My Uncle George. He has always been there when I came across a tough situation.

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