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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Dwayne Johnson Jr, DB, San Diego State University

Dwayne Johnson San Diego State University
San Diego State University defensive back Dwayne Johnson recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Dwayne Johnson Jr.
  • Position: DB
  • College: San Diego State University 
  • Height: 6′ 1 3/4″
  • Weight: 215 lbs 
  • Twitter: @__DwayneJohnson
  • Instagram: @__dwaynejohnson

1.What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

I was always athletic and it was always a relief taking anger out. It was always nice being able to get your anger out without taking a penalty.

2.What role do you hope to have if you make it into the NFL?

When I first get in there I want to be able to do special teams my first year and show them what I got and progress going forward and get into the defense.

3.What has been your biggest challenge in life?

Would be the passing of my grandmother and I kinda slipped into a hole but then I took advantage and now I have her watching me every day.

4. What sets you apart from other defensive backs?

I’m a heavy-duty player I weigh 215 I play like Kam Chancellor and am fast enough like Ed Reed. I am a different type of defensive back and can also slip down and play linebacker.

5.What were your favorite things about playing football for San Diego State?

We preach mental toughness, the physicality we approach with, and the intensity of our play.

6.What is your favorite workout?

Probably squats or bench. I’m a big squat guy and I like front squats alot.

7.If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

I would probably hang out with Ed Reed, I would love to see what goes through his head to break it down and be successful.

8.What is your mindset when you are on the football field?

Do my assignment to the best of my ability.

9.What do you think are the keys to success on the football field?

If you can out tough your opponent you can beat someone anytime.

10.What would a team get in a player like you?

A hard worker, someone who learns fast and loves to compete.

11.What type of energy do you bring onto the football field?

I bring that relaxed knowing what to do energy. I’m that calm guy out on the football field.

12. What are your favorite moments from your football life?

2019 beating Fresno State we got to rush the field and get our trophy back. And beating Stanford.

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