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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: John Brunner, WR, Western Illinois University

John Brunner Western Illinois NFL Draft 2021
John Brunner physical wide receiver from Western Illinois University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: John Brunner
  • Position: WR
  • College: Western Illinois 
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 200

Right now, people are not talking about you the way I feel they should. Do you feel you are an underdog?

  • I’ve always been an underdog so it’s nothing new, it just puts a extra chip on my shoulder.

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

  • That I’m coming out for this draft class of 2021

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

  • To help people back in my hometown
John Brunner Highlights

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

  • Daniel Bender, he’s a great player with a great work ethic that makes those around him better 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

  • Losing

The NFL Draft is quickly approaching, If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

  • I come to compete everyday no matter the circumstance

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?

  • I wouldn’t say I’m like any specific player but I take pride in being physical and making contested catches like Michael Thomas does  

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

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