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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Aaron Watson, CB, North Greenville University

Aaron Watson North Greenville
North Greenville University defensive back Aaron Watson recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams! Check it out!
  • Name: Aaron Watson
  • Height: 5’9”
  • Weight: 180 lbs
  • Position: CB
  • College: North Greenville University
  • Twitter: @A_watsonJr

Tell us about your university/college. Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?  

I played in Intramural sports on campus which are fun and exciting. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality? 

My teammates would say my passion for the game and how much I study for games to be prepared.

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?

I believe I would fit a lot of schemes, but nickel and dime corners are getting paid in the NFL. I wouldn’t mind any role even being a special teams guy, S/O to specialist. 

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

Easy. John Hurst from West Georgia. That kid is a special player and is currently on a NFL roster.

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?

Dre Williams comes to mind because of his work ethic. Plus, the kid is just flat out talented so be on the lookout for that name. 

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.

In life there is going to be struggle, but you have to continue pushing forward and believe in God’s plan for you and only you. 

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?

Soccer or futbol in Spanish because I played soccer in high school and always been a fan of the sport. Who doesn’t watch the world cup? That game is insane. Christian Ronaldo and Leo Messi are playing the game of soccer at a top tier level which is beautiful.  

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What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?

My biggest achievement was when I was named Don Hansen All-American in 2018. Having this opportunity right now in itself is a big achievement so thank you Jimmy Williams.

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.

How could I ever forget when I caught my first pick 6, and it was called back because of a side warning on a camera man running down the sideline. 

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?

Darius Slay is one of my favorite CBs in the game but my favorite overall athlete is Kobe Bryant because his grit, willingness, and overall demeanor towards the game can be applied to any sport. 

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?

My favorite artist is Gunna or just about any hype music. I listen to all kinds of genres before games. 

What is your favorite comfort food?

Pizza

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?

Little Rascals and the Sandlot are some of my all time favorite movies to watch. 

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies? Any secret talents?

Nothing major, but trying to learn spanish for fun to be bilingual.

Who or what motivates you the most?

Self motivation is always the key to be successful, but my mom is always going to be my motivation. She has always been there to motivate me. Also rest easy to my grandma Joyce Robbs and my high school teammate, Markell Nesbitt, both of them also keep me motivated.

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