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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Craig Watts, S, Tusculum University

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Tusculum University defensive back Craig Watts recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Craig Watts
  • Height 5’11
  • Weight 190
  • Position Safety
  • College Tusculum University
  • Twitter: @_humble09

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• The best restaurant in my hometown is Salem’s Gyros. They sell the best wings in town.

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• When breaking down my film the things that’s gonna pop off the screen the most is my hard hitting ability, I can play any position in the secondary and my effort. I’m always where the ball is.

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money? 

• If I won the lotto the first thing I would buy is a new house for my younger brothers and sisters. I want to give them a life I never had.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My best quality as a teammate is that I lead by example, and I get my teammates around me better.

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• I would say that we have a whole team of hard workers but I’m the hardest worker I use my teammates as motivation to keep me working harder.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• My nickname is CJ, thats what my family calls me.

What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job? 

• I’m majoring in Criminal Justice and if some how I don’t reach my goal and play for a NFL team. I would want to become a Police detective.

What is your coolest life moment? 

• My coolest moment would be winning the D2 National Championship in 2018, with Valdosta State

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• The song I would sing karaoke night would be Rod Wave Roaming. Just because Rod Wave is my favorite artist.

If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking? 

• If I had to pick any actor to play me in  a movie. I would pick Michael B Jordan.

Who is your favorite football team? 

• My favorite football team is the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

• If I had a warning label it would say ‘Keep Away, I Will Smash You’.

What is your biggest fear? 

• My biggest fear is letting my self down. When I have goals I want to meet I put in the work to make sure I reach them

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• I would say the most underrated player in the NFL is Kenny Moore. He’s plays nickel for the Colts

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• Game Days I wake up and turn on my pre games tunes and get in the shower. Then, I eat a good breakfast. Then go in the locker to stretch and mediate on the game.

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be? 

• If I had to compare my style of play to someone in the NFL I would say I have a similar playing style as Derwin James the Safety for the Chargers.

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

• My biggest influence in my life would be my grandparents . They are like my parents. They were always there for me when I needed them. They always supported me through out my football career. I can’t wait to give back to them one day.

What motivates you to work hard?

• What motivates me is wanting to give my siblings and myself a better life. And my goal, I want to be the best Safety in College football. Despite playing at a D2 level.

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