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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Michael Griffin II, DB, South Dakota State University

Michael Griffin II South Dakota state
South Dakota State safety Michael Griffin II is one of the best athletes in the FCS. I have talked to several teammates of his that all told me he will outwork anyone so I had to sit down with him.
  • Name: Michael Griffin II
  • Height: 6’0″
  • Weight: 215
  • Position: DB
  • College: South Dakota State University
  • Twitter: @M_GriffinJR

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

•  The North Pole restaurant

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• I am always by the ball at the end of the clip no matter what

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

• Put money toward the stock I invest in 

What has been your biggest failure? 

• Never winning a championship in anything I’ve played 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My leadership

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Myself 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Pretty Boy Floyd because I always wore my earrings during basketball practice

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

• Business Economics with a minor in marketing. I want to open up my own business in my hometown training high school athletes.

What is your coolest life moment? 

• Traveling to Italy 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• Mailbox by Chief Keef

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

• Will Smith 

Who is your favorite football team? 

• Dallas Cowboys 

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

• Brutally Honest 

What is your biggest fear? 


Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Byron Jones 

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• I’ll watch a Jamal Adams highlight video, then I make a playlist specifically for the game and then I go outside on the field about 2 hrs early jog around, take a nap in the training room and then zone out and listen to my music after I get tapped and go to the field and get a warm-up in.

Do you have any hobbies? 

• I like to snowboard when I get the chance 

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

• Jamal Adams 

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

• My Dad because I relate the most to him and he is a perfect example of learning from life experiences.

What motivates you to work hard?

• The thought of failure drives me 

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