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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Alonzo Craighton, DB, University of North Alabama

Alonzo Craighton the versatile defensive back from the University of North Alabama recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds.
Alonzo Craighton the versatile defensive back from the University of North Alabama recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Alonzo Craighton
  • Position: FS/SS/CB/Nickle/OLB
  • College: University of North Alabama
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 205
  • Twitter: @ImLonzii
  • Instagram: @ImLonzii

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

  • What makes me a top prospect at my position is my versatility and knowledge of the game. I am an avid student of the game and was blessed enough to learn it for 7 years of college.

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

  • At a young age I played pop warner football but was infatuated with baseball, so truthfully I wasn’t interested in football until my freshman year of highschool.

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

  • NFL teams should know that I am committed to learning more about the game. I know that I am a very intelligent player but I’m still fascinated by the unknown of football.

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

  • Spreading the word of God! I would donate to a family church or local church to enable them to pursue their mission.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

  • That no detail is unimportant to look at.

Who was your childhood hero?

  • My childhood hero is my father.

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

  • Giancarlo Margarejo, he’s a sleeper! The kid is 6’1 and plays corner! He’s also hungry to learn.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

  • “Complainers” , take the initiative and find a way.

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

  • Tearing My ACL! I was down on faith and trust in myself, but with my connection with God I prevailed.

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

  • My school has a live lion on its campus and it’s so special to me because this institution gave me a chance to show my true talents.

What is your favorite snack food?

  • Trolli Sour Octopus

What is the best part of football?

  • Seeing the smiles and cheers of your teammates after a win.

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

  • He’s a guy eager to learn, play, and produce at the next level.

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

  • Malcolm Jenkins

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

  • Kobe Bryant, Sean Taylor, and Earl Thomas. This would be to learn more about their mentality and dedication to their craft.

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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