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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Justin Horton, LB, Jacksonville University



Jacksonville linebacker Justin Horton is a fun player to watch for the Dolphins
Jacksonville linebacker Justin Horton is a fun player to watch for the Dolphins

Diamonds has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner to the right.  Now let’s meet the prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Justin Horton

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2 235

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Jacksonville University

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?

Going out in the community and helping at school. Kids really get excited when they find out we play ball and it’s cool to see their faces light up

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

Quantitative Research

Where are you from?

Clermont Florida Baby

Who is your role model, and why? 

Barack Obama I love his story and what he’s done not only as president but other endeavors

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played baseball basketball football track and did karate when I was six

Did you play any other positions in football?

Guard, Tackle, Tight End, defensive tackle fullback and running back in high school

At your position, what separates you from others?

My speed, Motor , and awareness

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

Tendencies of the back and the o line.  How the line reacts to stunts. How well the qb moves up in the pocket. Reactions off the ball. And footwork

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Eric Saubert from Drake was a solid player

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

Von Miller I love how he plays and I believe we have a similar skill set

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Definitely Tearing my ACL it changed the way I approached football

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I prepare my body and focus my mind…. that’s about it

What is your biggest strength?

My speed and quickness

What is your biggest weakness?

I hesitate and think too much

justinIf I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I’m a player that has submerged himself into the game of football, I treat it like a job and I love the process of perfecting my craft

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

Ray Lewis

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Muhammad Ali, Barack Obama, and Malcolm X

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

I don’t plan on buying anything 



Damond Talbot

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

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