NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Fahraad Johnson, OT, Morrisville State College
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What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
Morrisville State College
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
At a local elementary school we were apart of a program called PARP and during breakfast and lunch periods we read books to the kids, did finger paintings and other art projects with kids. it was cool to see those kids smile and hear them say how happy we made them after every visit.
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
Industrial Organizational Psychology
Where are you from?
Westbury Located on long Island
Who is your role model, and why?
My dad is my role model because growing up he taught me the essentials of hard work and how to become a man at a young age i owe my drive and dedication to him.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Basketball and Baseball
Did you play any other positions in football?
Defensive End,Guard, and Middle Linebacker
At your position, what separates you from others?
I think my length separates me from others at my position having long arms gives me an advantage when it comes to throwing a well timed punch.
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
When breaking down film I look for defensive tendencies not only the defensive line but linebackers and safeties as well to see what’s going to happen up from whether there is a blitz coming and things like that.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
Tarik Bennett from Brockport
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
Trent Williams because In pass pro he looks to finish blocks with tight feet and aggression and in the run game he wants to finish blocks and looks to get to the second level.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Being away from my older brother when he was diagnosed with cancer, I overcame it by spending a lot of time with my teammates while i was at school and surrounded myself with positive people that helped me through this tough time.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I have two Gatorade’s one red and one blue, I have to listen to the Watch the Throne album by Jay Z and Kanye West, and get stretched by our trainers
As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?
Coming from a small school we don’t get as much exposure as the bigger schools so people don’t really know what we are capable of and the way that we can compete.
What is your biggest strength?
My knowledge of the game.
What is your biggest weakness?
Getting over my mistakes when they happen I often get tied up when I make mistakes
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
I am a student of the game, I’m going to put every once of what I have to make myself a better player. I’ll give and do whatever it takes to get to the type of player that his organization wants me to be the ceiling is high for me and my game on and off the field.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
The Eagles were my favorite player growing up they had in my eyes the best players at their position on their team at that time. They had Donovan McNabb who was a dual threat with his legs and could sling the pigskin, Terrell Owens who made big plays at will whenever he wanted to, Brian Westbrook who was a beast and then on defense Brian Dawkins who laid the wood on WR and Slots coming across the middle of the field.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
My Older Brother, Any NFL GM and Mom
What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?
My parents a big house because since day one in my football career they always told me that sky is the limit.
- Tupac or Biggie?
- NFL Network or ESPN?
- Coke or Pepsi?
- Pizza or Burgers?
- Dogs or Cats?