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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Nicholas Foster, DL, Marist College

Marist defensive lineman Nicholas Foster is an aggressive pass rusher, with several solid moves
Marist defensive lineman Nicholas Foster is an aggressive pass rusher, with several solid moves

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 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.

What is your name?

Nicholas Foster

What is your Height/Weight?

6’4″ 300 lbs

What is your position?

Defensive Tackle

Where do you play college football?

Marist College

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

Community service at a children’s home with other members of the team

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

Geographic Information System

Where are you from?

Marlton, NJ

Who is your role model, and why?

My father who taught me much about principle.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Soccer and wrestling

Did you play any other positions in football?

Not at the collegiate level

At your position, what separates you from others?

My explosiveness and aggressiveness on the field.

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

Identify the formations and possible plays out of those formations. Watch for tendencies to indicate run or pass as well as individual tendencies among specific players. Determine the predominant direction of slide protection for pass as well as other keys indicating blocking assignments.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

No specific player stands out in my mind

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

I would have to say Geno Atkins because he is strong, quick, and very aggressive and I admire his style of play.

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

Dealing with my mother having cancer. While she was the one who had to fight to overcome it, it was still a difficult time in my life.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Mostly just focusing on assignments and keys as well as getting my mind right.

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

Being overlooked and proving to others I can compete with anyone at any level.

What is your biggest strength?

My explosiveness, aggressiveness, as well as my coachability.

What is your biggest weakness?

I am very critical of myself and hate to make even the slightest mistake.

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

That I only need one chance to prove I am capable with competing with the best and will put everything I have into becoming great.

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

I grew up as an Eagles fan but always admired Warren Sapp as the the tremendous player he was.

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

That is a difficult question because there are so many people with experience and knowledge I could like to learn from but I would have to choose Bruce Lee, Warren Sapp, and Nikola Tesla. While vastly different they are all extremely knowledgeable in their respected fields.

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Help out my family and save the rest.

Rapid Answers:

Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
Backstreet Boys or One Direction?
Lifetime Channel or HGTV?
Waffles or Pancakes?
Snakes or Spiders?
Madden or Mario?

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