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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Blake Green, DL, University of South Florida

University of South Florida defensive lineman Blake Green
University of South Florida defensive lineman Blake Green recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Blake Green
  • Position: DL
  • College: University of South Florida 
  • Height: 6’2 
  • Weight: 270 
  • Twitter: @BeGreatBlake
  • Instagram: @begreatblake1  

1.What sets you apart from other defensive linemen?

With my athletic ability, I can play all positions on the defensive line ( End, Nose, 3 Tech). My quickness, and my true understanding of the game. 

2. How do you prepare for games?

I watch film on the guy I’m going against throughout the week, picking up his tendencies and habits. On game day, I’m stretching and listening to music, and going over last-minute film. 

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

I would want to hang out with Aaron Donald and Shaquil Barrett, those are two of my favorite pass rushers so I would want to gain as much knowledge from them as possible.

4. What is your favorite workout?

Upper body lifts, and also all speed/agility drills on the field.

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

Getting my first sack in Arrowhead Stadium, beating BYU on homecoming day, and going from a walk on to a scholarship player at USF.

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

I bring positive energy, I’m the real goofy one in the defensive line room, I’m always smiling or laughing. There are not too many times I’ve been in a bad mood on the field.

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

I’ve always been around football since a child so it was a no-brainer. I played multiple sports but I chose football. I love being able to be violent and competitive. 

8. What should we know about Blake Green the person?

I am a hardworking person in everything I do, and I’m a great person/teammate. I am someone that people would like to be around, I bring positive energy daily. 

9. How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

I ask God to help guide me through all my challenges and hardships.

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

They’ll get a harder worker and a true student of the game, with a desire to win.

11. What are you looking forward to in your upcoming season?

Putting all the hard work I did in the spring and summer on display.

12. What do you love about the game of football?

I love the competitiveness of it, I love the fact that I can be violent.

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