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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Eric McAllister II, C, Robert Morris University

Eric McAllister II
Robert Morris center Eric McAllister II is a physical and mean offensive lineman who recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Eric McAllister II
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 285
  • Position: Center
  • College: Robert Morris University
  • Twitter: @EM77_

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

• Hyde Park is the best restaurant in Pittsburgh. Kevin’s Deli is the best for quick food though.

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

• I try to play aggressive and finish blocks. I am also mobile, so you will see me pull and make blocks on the perimeter.

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

• Hire a financial planner.

What has been your biggest failure?

• Not winning a ring in college yet.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My commitment to the team. 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Trevor Hicks, my Left Tackle.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Yes, “Mac” at RMU.

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

• My undergrad was in Accounting, and my masters is in Data Analytics. My dream job outside of football would be something in finance or government.

What is your coolest life moment?

• Becoming an uncle for the first time.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

• Marvin’s Room 

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

• Denzel Washington

Who is your favorite football team?

• Pittsburgh Steelers

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

• Don’t blitz the A gap.

What is your biggest fear?

• Letting my family down.

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

• Maurkice Pouncey.

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

• Wake up and get ready listening to music, drive to campus, go to chapel with the team, breakfast, watch last minute film, get taped, go to field for some stance and starts, head back to the locker room and put equipment on, head out with the team!

Do you have any hobbies?

• I love going to the movies. 

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

• Jason Kelce. I try to model my game after his. We are both mobile and use speed to leverage defenders.

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

• My parents. They have sacrificed and given me the every opportunity to accomplish my goals.

What motivates you to work hard?

• My family means everything to me. They keep me focused!

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