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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: John Williams, DL, University of the Incarnate Word

John Williams the physical defensive lineman from the University of the Incarnate Word recently sat down with Jonathan Joyce of NFL Draft Diamonds.

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • John Williams
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • DL
  • 6’3”
  • 280 LBS
  • Hometown: Spring, TX
  • Twitter: @TheOg__Kat
via @BDSportsMgmt (Twitter)

What’s the best lesson any coach has ever taught you?

I would have to say my D-Line coach my senior year in college (Brett Watson), just simply never quit. Always give your 100% and don’t go through the motion. Not just football, but anything in life. As long as I know I gave everything I had, I can live with the result.

How would you describe your skillset?

I would describe it as technical and relentless. I believe in always playing with great technique and a high motor, always staying active in the field of play will take you a long way.

What are three traits a defensive lineman must possess in order to be successful?

Number one is physicality. You can’t be soft in the trenches. Number two is discipline. In other words, don’t worry about anyone else’s responsibility but yours and no dumb penalties. Number three would be relentless. Play each and every snap as your life depended on it. Get off the block and get to the ball as fast and physical as possible.

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Who is the toughest player you’ve competed against during your collegiate career?

Probably Micah Andrew. He was an offensive guard at Fresno State. He had great technique and was pretty quick for his size.

If your life was a book, what would the title be?

I’d say, “Hard Work Pays Off.” I believe in, “you get out what you put in.”

Who is the best player in the NFL today?

I think it’s Patrick Mahomes. He’s putting up huge numbers so early in his career and has proved that he is a winner.

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Outside of football, what are some of your hobbies?

I love to work out, lifting weights in particular. I like video games, and I like to swim.

What games are you playing right now?

I’m usually playing Mortal Kombat, NBA 2K20, or Apex Legends.

Give me your elevator pitch to an NFL GM in 15 words or less. Why will John Williams be an asset to the organization?

I am a loyal warrior, ready to do whatever it takes to achieve ultimate greatness.

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