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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Monalo Caldwell Jr., RB, Thomas More University

Montalo Caldwell Jr Thomas More University 2022 NFL Draft
Monalo Caldwell Jr the skilled running back from Thomas More University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Monalo Caldwell Jr
  • Position: RB
  • College: Thomas More University 
  • Height: 5”10
  • Weight: 200
  • Twitter: 25monalo
  • Instagram: mcaldwell_25

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2022 NFL Draft?

I have the size and quickness and vision. I’m a Competitor and the confidence and quick ability to learn will separate myself from other prospects.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

I start little league at the age of 5, my dad got me started and ever since then I loved it and never looked back! 

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

One thing a NFL team should know about me is, that I’m a hard worker and I want to be great so I’m going to listen and learn and perfect my craft. 

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

One cause I would donate to is, world hunger I still see in the world so much wasteful food and things, that can be given to the less fortunate. 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

The best advice I ever received was “to be you and only you, your the one that can defeat you” 

Who was your childhood hero? 

My father, Monalo Caldwell Sr.  He is the bigger me, he is my biggest fan, and also he is the first person to get on me and he is a big part of the man I have became today.

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

The most underrated teammate in my locker room is, I don’t think I can just say one person. My Unit at school we call ours selfs the “best unit” and us as a group will be better and stronger this upcoming season! 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

My biggest pet peeve is when someone can’t just make a decision.

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome? 

The hardest moment I went through was my freshman year in college, I was playing doing good then next thing you know I injured my ankle in a game and then just having to stop What I’m doing and take a seat and having people move up in front of you. You have to just keep your head focus on the bigger picture and keep the course god has a plan. 

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

Thomas More University is a small school in Kentucky. The people here are Genuine. It’s special to me because it’s a family first place and they want to see you Succeed in life.

What is your favorite snack food? 

I’m a honey bun type a guy.

What is the best part of football? 

The best part of football is The locker room, bus rides and cherish the  moments with your brothers.

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say? 

I like to be precise, if I don’t understand something I will find a way to know it. I don’t stop after one bump in the road.

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

I would compare my self to Ezekiel Elliott.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?  

Martin Luther King, Walter Payton, Bernie Mac because they started it all in their own way. Through their beliefs on the world And the same vision. It would be a blast to be in that room.

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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