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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Josh Saunders, DB, University of Charleston

Josh Saunders the standout defensive back from the University of Charleston (WV) recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
Josh Saunders the standout defensive back from the University of Charleston (WV) recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Josh Saunders
  • Position: DB/Cornerback 
  • College: University of Charleston 
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 215
  • Twitter: @Joshsaunders30 
  • Instagram: @23js_

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

I believe that my ability to perform and play at a high level both physically and mentally allows me to be a strong candidate in the 2022 NFL draft. Some traits that place me at the top of the NFL prospect list are my athleticism, speed, aggressive play style, and high IQ of the game.

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

I first became interested in the game at the age 17, during my senior year in high school. 

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

One thing that teams should know about me is that I’m willing to do whatever it takes to win and give a championship effort each and every day. 

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

If I could donate to one cause it would be to the American Cancer Society.

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

The best advice I’ve received was to not let others stop me from being me and to know that what God has Instore for me no man can stop. 

Who was your childhood hero?

My childhood heroes were my parents. 

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

I think that the most underrated player in my locker room is my teammate D’Vaughn Whitt.

When people don’t hold themselves accountable. 

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome? The hardest moment in my life that I’ve had to overcome was dealing with the loss of family members while being away from home and  attending school.

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

One thing about the University of Charleston is that it’s faculty and staff are very supportive of student athletes and their future endeavors. 

What is your favorite snack food?

My favorite snacks are Trolli Gummies and Chocolate Milk. 

What is the best part of football?

The best part of football is achieving team success and making memories with your teammates and coaches that helped each individual to accomplish goals. 

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

If I had to sell myself, I would start by saying that I’m a very hardworking and determined player that will come in and perform at a high level each and everyday on and off the field. 

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

Marlon Humphrey 

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

I would have dinner with my mom just so I can talk to her again. I would also have dinner with my oldest brother so that I could see him one last time as well. The third person I would have dinner with is Lebron James, because he is a great role model in the sports world and off the court.

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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