NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Rasaan Stewart, DB, Villanova University
What is your name?
Rasaan Dominic Stewart
What is your Height/Weight?
6’0 205 lbs
What is your position?
Defensive Back, Strong/Free Safety, Nickel, Special Teams
Where do you play college football?
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
Volunteering at women & children shelter
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
Where are you from? New Orleans, Louisiana
Who is your role model, and why? My father, because from age 18 he provided for his family by not becoming a statistic and excelling in his career becoming a successful retired marine after 21 years & multi-business owner at age 45. Set an example of a black innovative hard worker.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Basketball, Baseball, Track
Did you play any other positions in football?
High School QB of no-huddle offense
At your position, what separates you from others?
I am reliable, I get my job done well, versatility, bring energy/ it factor to the field, and making game changing plays.
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
Tendencies of the QB in pass game, individual receivers habits, play-calling tendencies on certain downs, and formation recognition based on personnel
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
Dallas Geodert South Dakota State
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
Landon Collins because his versatility. His ability to cover in the slot, cover grass sideline to sideline, blitz, and his physical play is what I pride myself on. He is definitely a player I look up to.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Moving around the country/ abroad numerous times throughout my life due to father military occupation. I overcame it with prayer and sports. Each new location I focused on my craft and getting better, which led to success on and off the field.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Call my parents to pray
What is your biggest strength?
Goal Orientated, determination, drive
What is your biggest weakness?
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
You’re investing your resources in a God fearing individual who will bring reliable leadership/excitement to the team & organization changing performance on and off the field.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
New Orleans Saints
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Jesus, Barack Obama, Sean Taylor
What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?
Invest in apartment unit