2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Ontario Douglas, RB, Tarleton State University
- Name: Ontario Douglas “Mookie”
- Position: RB
- College: Tarleton State university
- Height: 5’10
- Weight: 205
- Twitter: mookiedouglas6
- Instagram: mookie_doug
What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2023 NFL Draft?
My ability to be a every down running back and versatile in/out the backfield with good hands. Knows how to ready defenses and make explosive plays. Good contact balance, running behind my pads , and picking up blocks
At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?
6 years old, as soon as I started playing
What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?
That I’m going to always strive to be my best and finish runs
If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?
I would donate to hunger somewhere in the world.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Always be coachable and be the hardest worker in the room.
Who was your childhood hero?
My childhood and still my hero today Id say my mom. hardest working women I know and raising me and my siblings wasn’t always easy but she always made a way to make sure we had anything we needed so yeah I’d say mom.
Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Lying or untrustworthy people
Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?
Breaking my leg (tibia, fibula) going into my junior year of high school at a football camp and being told I won’t be able to come back the same or half the player I was before by the surgeon with how bad the break was. At the time I didn’t care about anything I just wanted to play ball but I feel like that situation sit and reflect and it shaped my mindset and dedication to be the best I could be.
Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?
My school has been cleared for post season eligibility
What is your favorite snack food?
Watermelon sour patch kids
What is the best part of football?
Game days are the best, the adrenaline you get from game days are like no other
If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?
I’m a reliable playmaker who’s going to come work everyday and work hard
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?
- Kobe Bryant because he was one of my favorite basketball players to watch growing up.
- Martin Luther King Jr because he was a leader in the civil rights movement.
- Barry Sanders because he was one of the best running backs to ever play in the NFL