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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Joshua Vinson, WR, Georgia State University

Joshua Vinson the speedy wide receiver for Georgia State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Joshua Vinson the speedy wide receiver for Georgia State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Joshua Vinson
  • Position: WR/ Returner
  • College: Georgia State
  • Height: 5’7
  • Weight: 167 lb
  • Twitter: @Jmanvinson
  • Instagram: @j.vinzon

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

What makes me a top Prospect is my love for the game, my drive to want to get better is like no other, I strive for perfection but also I want others to get better around me. 

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

I’ve been playing football since I was 3 years old, I’d say I’ve been in love with football since I was in the womb. I love it, it’s apart of me. 

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

NFL teams should know that whatever team gets me ….they are getting Somebody who is a team player and I play for the name on my chest and on my back. I’m a guy who overstudies in the film room, I like to know what everybody on the field is doing so that I am able to step up if needed. 

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

If I could donate to one cause in the world, I would find an organization that supports single mothers. My mother is a widow and she has done a lot for me to give me an education and put food on the table. I would also donate to my boy Darren Waller foundations. Having to deal with people who struggle with addictions, he shared good words with me that will stick with me forever.

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

The best advice I’ve gotten…was from my boy Olamide Zaccheaus, he told me to never give up on my dream and to stay ready no matter what. He said you never know when an opportunity presents itself. 

Who was your childhood hero? 

My biggest pet peeve would have to be working out with Somebody who is not giving it their all, I’m the type of person I will say something to try and motivate you or tell you that you need to lock-in.

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

The most underrated player in the locker room in my eyes would have to be Robert Lewis, he’s a silent ninja. He leads by action and is always willing to get better. Fast and physical. They could’ve used him more this year but my boy finally got him a touchdown in the last game this year. He’s going to be big for there offense 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

My biggest pet peeve would have to be working out with Somebody who is not giving it their all, I’m the type of person I will say something to try and motivate you or tell you that you need to lock in.

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

It’s funny you ask this question….I feel like I’m overcoming adversity as we speak. Started my college career at Reinhardt University, a wing t formation offense. My teammates told me to transfer, I didn’t listen. I finally transferred to Georgia State University my JR year and tried out. Shawn Elliott was the head coach, I got a call back but the roster was full, so they wanted me to be an equipment manager for the time being. That being said I didn’t know my eligibility had ran out. So I’m doing whatever I can to get myself out there. I just need an opportunity in some pads to show scouts and coaches and agents what they’ve been missing  

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

What is your favorite snack food? 

My favorite food to snack has to be nature valley oats. 

What is the best part of football? 

The best part of football has to be minutes before the game…I get into that mode. I’m locked in. It’s an adrenaline rush that I’m addicted to. Also, there’s nothing like looking at green gas with nobody in front of you when you are about to score. 

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

If I could sell myself in one sentence I’d say…”I’m the hidden missing piece to the puzzle coach, I’m here”

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

If I would compare myself to one player…I’d say Calvin Ridley…been looking up to him ever since he was at Alabama and now I got the chance to train with him. I’ve been soaking up nothing but knowledge from him and Mohamed Sanu who I also implement my route running. Just been a blessing ever since I met my trainer Lily Abdelmalek who runs DSA. 

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

If I could have dinner with three people first it would be my father who passed before I was born, Roger Goodell, and also Nick Saban, I would love to pick their brains and ask questions. Especially Saban.  

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