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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Antonio Owens, RB, Lake Erie College

Antonio Owens the standout running back from Lake Erie College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
Antonio Owens the standout running back from Lake Erie College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot

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

·         What makes me a top prospect at my position is that I’m an extremely versatile running back, I take pride in every aspect of the position. I have a high football IQ, so I pick things up very fast. I believe I am diamond in the rough that has a high ceiling.

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

·         8 years old

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

·         One thing NFL teams should know about me is I take pride in carrying myself as a professional, every detail matters to me.

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

·         I would donate to a mental health awareness foundation. Mental health is something that is overlooked, and I would like to help bring it to light.

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

·         If you want something you have visualize yourself accomplishing it.

Who was your childhood hero? 

·         My Father, The most resilient person ever.

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

·         Josh Hufstetler, #0

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

·         People who are not ambitious

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

·         I feel like there was a bunch of adversity that I’ve been through my life, but I never let those things define me. You must be resilient in this life.

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

·         My School is special to me because it opens opportunities that I never thought would have. I was able to be apart of the foundation of turning around a program.

What is your favorite snack food? 

·         Doritos

What is the best part of football? 

·         The team aspect of it. Everyone from different backgrounds coming together and having a common goal.

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

·         If you are looking for a player with a really high standard that challenge himself all the time to be the best version of himself then I am your guy.

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

·         Josh Jacobs

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

·         Zeke Elliott, Kevin Garnett, Mike Tyson. I would like to know to how they prepared for their sport day in day out to be the best at what they do. 

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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