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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Rashaan Gaulden, DB, University of Tennessee

NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview:

What is your name?

Rashaan Gaulden.

Where did you play Collegiate Football?

University of Tennessee.

What position do you play?

Defensive Back.

What is your height/weight?

6’1” 195lbs.

Did you play any other sports growing up? If so, what were they?

Track, Wrestling, Basketball.

Who is the toughest player you competed against in College?

Sony Michel.

Do you have any superstitions before a game? If so, what are they?

Putting my wristbands in particular order and reading my bible verse, Jeremiah 29: 11-13.

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Who is your role model & why?

My dad. Provider, Supporter, just everything you ask for in a father.

While in College, what was your favorite & least favorite class?

Just hanging with the boys.

Outside of Football, what was your favorite experience while in College?

Favorite, History. Least favorite, Math.

Growing up, who was your favorite NFL Team & NFL player, & why?

Miami Dolphins because of my Florida roots. Favorite players were Sean Taylor, Ed Reed & Ray Lewis.

If you could be in any movie of your choice, what would it be & what character would you play? 

Gladiator, Maximus.

If you could have dinner with someone dead or alive, who would it be?

Ray Lewis

Who is your favorite superhero & why?

Flash, because of his speed.

Career Statistics:

Season GP UA A TOT TFL PD INT FF FR BLK
2014 11 6 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 13 52 16 68 6 4 0 1 0 0
2017 12 38 27 65 3.5 6 1 3 3 0
Total 36 96 44 140 9.5 10 1 4 3 0

(http://utsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=861)

Scouting Notes:

  • Great size & length.
  • Not afraid to tackle.
  • Can play multiple positions (Nickel, CB, S)
  • Excellent speed.
  • Leader

NFL Comparison:

  • Malcolm Jenkins-DB Philadelphia Eagles
  • Vincent Fuller-DB (ret.) Detroit Lions & Tennessee Titans

This Prospect Interview was conducted by Jonathan Joyce! Follow him on Twitter!

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