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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Robi Stuart, DT, Central Michigan University

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Robi Stuart the MAC All-American defensive tackle from Central Michigan University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Robi Stuart
  • Height: 6’ 3”
  • Weight: 300lbs
  • Position: DT
  • College: Central Michigan University
  • Twitter: @RobiStuart11

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

  • Los Cuatro Amigos is a really good Mexican place in Saginaw. 

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

  • I do my best to be an every-down DT. At first, a lot of people think I am primarily a run stopper, but my pass-rushing ability makes me effective on third down.

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

  • Pay all the bills and set money aside for medical school.

What has been your biggest failure? 

  • In high school, my team was never able to make a good strong push in the playoffs and potentially get to states. This was odd because my high school had a history of winning states and being competitive during the playoffs in our division. That has always been disappointing for me. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • Focused and goal oriented

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Well Robi is technically a nickname. My actual name is Robert.

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

  • I am a pre-med Neuroscience major with hopes to go to medical school, become a neurologist, and see football players as patients.

What is your coolest life moment? 

  • Playing at Ford Field in the MAC championship game. 

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

  • Vince Vaughn, we may not look a lot alike other than being big guys, but I feel like he could portray my personality pretty well. 

Who is your favorite football team? 

  • The Lions have always been my team. They may not always have the best record, but I grew up watching them and I’ll always be a loyal fan.

What is your biggest fear? 

  • Being unhappy in the end with what I have been able to accomplish.

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

  • I recently discovered Kyle Williams who played for the Bills. He never won a Super Bowl and received little attention outside of Buffalo. He was a pretty big force in the middle of the defense. 

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

  • I try to stay relaxed as I can but mentally focused throughout the day envisioning how I am going to play. Then I amp up my energy just before the game. Also, a lot of Rock music. 

Do you have any hobbies? 

  • I am a bit of a nerd in my free time. I enjoy reading, mostly fantasy and sci-fi books. I like Star Wars and all the superhero stuff.

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

  • I grew up watching Ndamukong Suh and tried to model a lot of what I do of him threatening with power and countering with finesse moves. More recently I watch a lot of Kyle Williams. I really like his high energy, max effort play. 

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

  • My Mom has been a huge support system for me. It’s just me and her at home. She’s helped me in many ways get to where I am today. 

What motivates you to work hard?

  • I make things non-optional. I’ve already made my decision to be successful and every other choice falls in line after that.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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