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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Nijul Canada, DB, Lane College

Nijul Canada, DB, Lane College
Nijul Canada the play making defensive back from Lane College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Nijul Canada    
  • Position: Defense Back 
  • College: Lane College 
  • Height: 6’1 
  • Weight: 195
  • Twitter: Jackboy32
  • Instagram: Richmindednijul 

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

  • Humble, consistent, my IQ and work ethic.

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

  • 9 years old

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

  • I’m a game changer and I bring positive energy.

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

  • Cancer 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

  • “If it was easy everybody would be doing it”

Who was your childhood hero? 

  • Father 

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

  • My corner back

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

  • Making things harder than what it is supposed to be 

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

  • Transferring from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to Lane College. (Option1)Then, 2-3 months later having to get sent home for Covid’19(Option2) Then, 2-3 months later not having a football season due to Covid’19. 

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

  • At Lane College it is never a bad day to be a dragon, so every day I think like a dragon and spread my wings and fly high.

What is your favorite snack food?

  • Lifesavers 

What is the best part of football?  

  • Learning, communication skills, the grind, and trusting each other.

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

  • I’m just a sponge that will soak up all the great things that come with the game 

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

  • I don’t think the NFL has seen my type of caliber.

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

  • My mother, father and grandmother and tell them thank you for never giving up on me and that I appreciate every thing they have and still do for me.

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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