NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: David Akere, DB, Georgetown University
What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
I have had the opportunity to work with and mentor kids with brain cancer with the organization Friends of Jaclyn
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
Comparative Political Systems
Where are you from?
Who is your role model, and why?
Jesus, he loved everyone.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Basketball, Track, Soccer, Baseball
Did you play any other positions in football?
At your position, what separates you from others?
I see plays before they happen and make them, violently and consistently.
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
I look for trends and patterns, then I look for ways to capitalize in order to win.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
My teammate, Jamal Adams in practice every day in high school
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
I would compare Landon Collins for the Giants because I range all over the field as well as deliver violent hits and make consistent tackles.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
I had to overcome losing friends who passed away because of drugs and alcohol, and I overcame it by working harder in school and in football.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Yes, I listen to R&B Music before games to relax.
What is your biggest strength?
Mental understanding of the game
What is your biggest weakness?
Rushing the QB
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
I would say that I am a secure pick with a lot of production, consistency, and passion. I love the game more than anything.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
Ed Reed was my favorite player, and the Cowboys were my favorite team.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Martin Luther King Jr., Jesus, and Barack Obama
What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?