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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: DJ Walden, DE/OLB, Shorter University

DJ Walden Shorter University
DJ Walden the quick and versatile defensive end/outside linebacker from Shorter University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot. (Photo courtesy of Shorter University)

• Name: DJ Walden
• Height: 6010
• Weight: 250
• Position: DE/OLB
• College: Shorter University
• Twitter: @YvngCinco

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

• Dream Wings

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

• All of my opponents tendencies

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

• Give some to my parents and save

What has been your biggest failure?

• Me going D1

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My quickness, speed, and strength

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• It’s me!

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Red savage

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

• Sports management and my dream job would be coaching the sport I love.

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What is your coolest life moment?

• My coolest life moment was when I got my first collegiate sack.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

• Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton

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

• Kevin Hart

Who is your favorite football team?

•  Atlanta Falcons

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

• “This ain’t for everybody, so you better get your mind right!”

What is your biggest fear?

•  I have no fear!

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

•  Grady Jarrett

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

• I prepare by stretching, listening to music, and thinking about the things I been through.

Do you have any hobbies?

• My hobbies are singing, swimming, and working out.

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

• Aaron Donald

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

• My father, because he pushes me to step out of my comfort zone and work harder even though I’m going hard.

What motivates you to work hard?

• Making it to the NFL and being up there with the greats is my motivation!

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