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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: John Robertson, WR/DB, Virginia Lynchburg

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What is your name?

John Robertson 2nd

Where do you play college football?

Virginia University of Lynchburg

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

7 -11

How did you choose your school?

My school has a great Business program, my first year attending happen to be the school’s first year of athletics in over 50 years

Where are you from?

Fort Washington, Maryland

Who is your role model, and why?

Deion Sanders, Great Father, Great Athlete, Great Coach

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

Yes, I met with a few at the FCS Bowl, Many of them like how versatile I am being a wide or slot receiver as well as being able to make an impact as a defensive back  

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Baseball, Track & Field, Lacrosse, Rugby

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

I Have lots of experience at all other positions surrounding my position (DB, QB), as well as my knowing the craft of my primary position being Receiver

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

When breaking down film I watch my release off the ball, and figure out ways to switch it up so that my release through my stance is not predictable to anyone. I also challenge myself to build from the smallest mistakes or “ coulda, shoulda, woulda” moments , I use those moments as motivation to elevate my game , I think of those moments when I’m working out!

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

I can’t call it

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

Brandon Marshall, Great Humble Athlete           

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

Biggest obstacle was working to get back on the right track and find a new school to call home in 2011 after sitting out for 3 semesters , I overcame that obstacle by putting my faith in my Lord and savior Jesus Christ , and following through with my Dreams

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Pray with my team, Listen to 2pac Greatest hits, and Crank some GoGo (DC Music )

What is your biggest strength?

My ability to get to the football, track the football, great hands, great jumping ability, very physical

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

I’m one of the most competitive players he’s ever going to meet, who’s willing to maximize his potential with a great opportunity

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Randy Moss & Deion Sanders, Dallas Cowboys

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

Martin Luther King, Bernie Mac, My Mother


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