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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Lindzell Rhodes, DB, Virginia Union University

Lindzell Rhodes of Virginia Union University is a playmaker

NFL 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? 

Lindzell Rhodes

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’1 212 Lbs

What is your position? 

Strong Safety

Where do you play college football? 

Virginia Union University

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

Talk and uplift kids at a camp in Virginia when I first arrived. I spoke with them about making good grades and doing the right. Also was a QB for one of the teams.

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

Measurement, Evaluation & Ethics Research

Where are you from? 

Ama, LA

Who is your role model, and why? 

I would have to say my father because he work so hard as a welder and still is working now in his 60’s. As a kid he welded in me that education is the key and nobody can never take that from me.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Yes, Basketball and Track.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Outside Linebacker

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My physically and the will to get there

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

I’m looking at the other teams QB, how he moves, who is his favorite receiver, and what routes the receivers run.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

I can’t just point a single person out because I’ve played against a few tough players

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

Raising my now 3 year old Daughter Sa’Rhia at a young age and I solved it by sitting out a full year of college football to raise her, then signing a football scholarship to go Division 1aa

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

No just listen to music and say a prayer to myself.

What is your biggest strength? 

Flying to the ball making plays

What is your biggest weakness? 

Back pedal speed, but I’m currently training to fix that now

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

I would say I’m a hard working young man and anything easy isn’t worth working for and I’m willing to work for anything, no handouts.

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

My favorite player is Kam Chancellor

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

Sean Taylor, Brian Dawkins, and Walter Peyton

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

A house for me and my daughter to live in. Also put her in school.

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