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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Michael Hill, RB, Graceland University


Michael Hill is a tough back to bring down. He has great vision and burst

NFL Draft Diamonds has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible 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 our next prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Michael Hill Jr.

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’8 195

What is your position? 

Running Back

Where do you play college football? 

Graceland University

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

Working the special olympics every year was amazing to me to give back to my community.

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

Senior Research was my hardest class 

Where are you from? 

Kansas City, MO

 Who is your role model, and why? 

My mother  because although all the trials she has been through she’s never gave up or let anything get her down. 

Did you play any other sports growing up? 
Golf, Basketball, and Soccer
Did you play any other positions in football? 
Slot, Linebacker and Return Specialist 
At your position, what separates you from others? 
I am a smart and patient RB that will make plays and not let one man take me down. A fearless competitor. 
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
Player tendencies, What they do in certain situations, and If plays are taken off. 
Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 
Aldon Smith 
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why? 
Doug Martin because we both have low center of gravity and the same body size and height along with his running style. 
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it? 
Not being a highly recruited RB out of high school.  I had to work harder than anyone else to get to where I am now. 
Do you have any pre-game rituals? 
I talk with my girlfriend before every game and listen to music and have a prayer at the pie line. 
What is your biggest strength?
Overcoming Adversity and attitude. 
What is your biggest weakness? 
My size at the RB position 
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say? 
I am a underrated workhorse and if you are searching for a smart and patient RB I am the player for you. If given the opportunity I possess the discipline and skills of toughness to be an immediate contributor on your team. I am willing to play any special teams and adjust to make the team better.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up? 
My favorite team is the Kansas City Chiefs and my favorite player is Maurice Jones-Drew
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose? 
Ray Louis because he is a great teacher and life coach. I would also like to have dinner wth Barrack Obama our current president because I would like to know how he overcame adversity. Lastly I would like to have dinner with Phil Knight because from starting out with a shoe made from the back of their vans to a multi billion dollar company is a astonishing accomplishment and t get tips on even maybe starting my own business one day how they did it and what they had to overcome. 
What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?
I am a father to be so I just want to build a great foundation and home for my family and save for my child’s college fund. 

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