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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: EJ Colson, RB, Ohio Dominican

EJ Colson the speedy RB from Ohio Dominican recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: EJ Colson
  • Height: 5080
  • Weight: 200
  • Position: RB
  • College: Ohio Dominican
  • Twitter: @ECOLSON_14

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

• My hometown, Middletown Ohio, is full of a lot of hardworking people. Middletown has taught me how to work hard and go after anything I want.

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

• All 3 are very important but my order would go Strength and conditioning, film study, and practice. I chose strength and conditioning first because it’s impossible to perform well if you’re not in physical shape. Film study is second because it gives you an advantage over your opponent when watched correctly. Practice is also very important because you have to be comfortable with doing certain things before you’re actually able to do it on the field.

What do you worry about, and why?

• I try not to worry or stress about anything. I am very fortunate and blessed to be in the situation i am in today.

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

• I wanted to bring my team to a playoff run and failed to do so. This failure really humbled me and influenced me to increase my game all around

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My ambition and big play ability

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

• I’d be a manager at a sport facility 

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 member, Family is everything to me.

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

• I’d be Will Smith, he has a great work ethic and is very ambitious. He is also very big on family 

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

• My biggest adversity was when my grandpa passed away my freshman year of college. He was a very big part of my life and always supported me in everything I did. Losing him made me realize how short life is and influenced me to never take anything for granted. I didn’t think it was possible, but losing my grandpa put an even bigger chip on my shoulder. 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• My first college touchdown against Findlay.

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Respect the Game -Meek Mill

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

• My ambition. A lot of people that play pro football tend to get comfortable and ok with the situations they’re in. Constantly wanting to achieve different goals will give me an edge over some people. 

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

• My Grandpa

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

• “Colson’s Footwork”

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Marlon Mack

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Respected. Successful people aren’t always liked, but they are definitely respected.

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

• Colin Kaepernick. He was willing to lose his job just to bring notice to injustices around the world.

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• Hate to lose

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

• My parents. They sacrificed a lot for me and my brother. Without them, i wouldn’t have been able to pursue my dreams.

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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