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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Shawn Page Jr., OL, Merrimack College++

Shawn Page Jr. the standout offensive lineman from Merrimack College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Shawn Page Jr. the standout offensive lineman from Merrimack College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Shawn Page Jr.
  • Position: IOL
  • College: Merrimack College
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 305
  • Twitter: ShawnPage_Jr.
  • Instagram: Shawn_Kyree

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, my ability to play all five offensive line positions if asked. I did that in college. Also my agility and quickness in the run and pass game.

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

  • Around age 8 when I first started playing little league.

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

  • One thing NFL teams should know about me is that I am a hard nose worker the first one in and the last one out. I took the game very seriously but I attack the process even more.

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

  • It would be one of the food insecurity causes in the city of Philadelphia.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

  • Keep you eyes on your own paper.

Who was your childhood hero?

  • My childhood heroes were my mother and father. I had a first hand experience of watching them attack life and go after everything that they wanted so my siblings and I could have a better life.

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

  • The most underrated teammate in my locker room had to be Nick Martino, man is a hard worker and a dawg, and when he was given an opportunity he definitely made the most of it.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

  • My biggest pet peeve is being late to appointments.

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

  • The hardest moment I had to overcome was during the pandemic when our season had gotten canceled, I had COVID and I had a lot of personal issues. I was able to get closer to myself and closer to God and overcome that adversity which is one of my greatest stories in life.

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

  • Something special about my school is that they gave all of the undergraduate students IPads but didn’t give them to graduate students.

What is your favorite snack food?

  • My favorite snack is candy.

What is the best part of football?

  • The best part of football to me is pancaking my opponents.

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

  • Whatever team gives me an opportunity will get an immensely hard worker who is going to come in everyday and won’t stop until I am in the talks with the greatest players of all time.

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

  • Shaq Mason, we have similar statures as shorter IOL with great agility and pulling skills.

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

  • My grandmother, Jay-Z and Ryan Jensen

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 [email protected]

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