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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Malik Barrow, DL, Rutgers University

Malik Barrow Rutgers NFL Draft Prospects
Rutgers pass rusher Malik Barrow is a big-time player who recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

Jerk Hut! Tampa Florida 

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• My get off, attention to detail hand placement, eyes 

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

•  Invest it all buy property 

What has been your biggest failure? 

I don’t look at any circumstance in my life as failure I look at those moments as lessons to learn and grow 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

I’m a leader I’m a good person and some younger guys look up to me like I’m their big brother

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

•  Michael DwumFour

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

Leek!

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

I have earned a degree from THE Ohio State University and I will be pursuing a medical sales representative career once football is over.

What is your coolest life moment? 

• My coolest life moment was being able to go on a vacation with my family and that was the closest and longest we have all been together. It was an unbelievable feeling that I found cool because I had such a great time with just my family.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• I would sing Rags2Riches by Rod Wave!

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

– I am picking Neo from the Matrix

Who is your favorite football team? 

• My favorite NFL team is the New England Patriots My first NFL game ever as a kid growing up in Boston that’s all I knew!

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

•  This guy 

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

  • Preparation is everything! Preparing for a game begins the night after your last game. After a long hard week, on game day I prepare by blocking out all distractions and finding that music that gets me in my zone. I lock in on my job for that day and the OL that is in front of me. At that point on game day I’m so well prepared that I know exactly what plays we will be running I know exactly who my opponent is and every tendency they will run on specific downs. I’m confident in my preparation that I take deep breaths say a prayer and go out and play ball!

Do you have any hobbies? 

I love to fish and cook food 

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

•  Shaq Lawson (Bills) / Tyquan Lewis (Colts)

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

  • My father Malcolm Barrow taught me the importance of patience and instilled a mentality in me that I would go after my dreams with everything I have in me! He took me to the gym and fields when I was young in HS and helped mold me into the man I am today.

What motivates you to work hard?

  • My family is my motivation for me to work harder because I want to be able to make them proud and eventually work so hard that I can be able to bless them just how they have blessed me my whole life.

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