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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: J’Ravien Anderson, CB, Northwest Missouri State University

J'Ravien Anderson
J’Ravien Anderson is a shut down cornerback for NW Missouri State University. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: J’Ravien Anderson
  • Height: 6000
  • Weight: 206
  • Position: Cornerback
  • College: Northwest Missouri State University

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• The best place I like to eat in my city would be Hooks

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• When watching my film you will see a guy with great hips and feet. Understanding where my help is and how to use it. I am technically sound!

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

• If I won the lottery, the first thing I would do is call my grandmother and tell her she does not have to wake up at 5 in the morning to go stand on her feet all day.

What has been your biggest failure? 

• The biggest failure I believe has happened in my life is failing to be there when my best friend died.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My teammates would say my best quality would be my work ethic.

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• One of the hardest working teammates I have is Alec Tatum.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• My nickname that my mom gave me is RayRay. Teammates called me sweet feet Ray.

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

• My degree is in Corporate Recreation and getting a Minor in Sports Management. If I do not make it as a football player first I would continue to try and open up a sports business or ATV/Dirt bike business. 

What is your coolest life moment? 

• My coolest life moment was realizing that I can get through anything in life without fear if I trust in God!

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What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• If I could really sing I would pick Rod Wave- Abandon

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

• The actor that I would pick to play me will have to be Will Smith

Who is your favorite football team? 

• Ravens are my favorite football team

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

• If I had a warning label on me it probably would say ” WARNING VERY POSITIVE”

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Most underrated player in the NFL would have to be JC Jackson from the patriots only because I worked out with him and I see the work ethic he have in becoming someone great.

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• First thing first is making sure you get that good night rest but before I go to sleep I would visualize the game in my head. Upon waking up I would shower and watch a little film on my laptop while listening to music. We would go eat and then head to the facility where we speak with the coaches. Being released from the meeting go to the locker room and get ready. I would listen to the songs I can relate to from my past. I would meditate with headphones on the reason I am doing what I am doing, “MY WHY” Now I am in game mode ready to run out on the film and play.

Do you have any hobbies? 

• I love to rides ATV’s/dirt bike, love to train my craft, fishing and gaming

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

• If I had to compare myself to someone in the NFL it would have to be Robert Nelson Jr. The way he moves and how smooth his hips are. I have the patience of Darrell Revis as well.

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

• The biggest influences in my life would have to be my past. I came from nothing and I do not want to go back to that. It was something a human, let alone a child should have to go through. Your childhood should be full of fun and adventure memories. Well, mine is full of funerals and worries.

What motivates you to work hard?

• The fear of not becoming who I know I can turn out to be is what motivates me to work harder than I think I could.

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