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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tyler Roberts, LB, Troy University

Troy pass rusher Tyler Roberts knows how to apply pressure against opposing quarterbacks
Troy pass rusher Tyler Roberts knows how to apply pressure against opposing quarterbacks

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?

Tyler Roberts

What is your Height/Weight? 

6ft 1.5 inches and I weighed 227 as of today

What is your position?

Inside linebacker or fullback

Where do you play college football? 

Troy University

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

Donation my hair to locks for love in memory of my uncle Steve Spruiel who passed away from cancer

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

Intermediate accounting

Where are you from? 

Hoover Alabama 

Who is your role model, and why? 

My dad because of his constant support of me and his work ethic

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I played baseball and wrestled 

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Just defensive end and a little linebacker. Also played running back in little league

At your position, what separates you from others? 

Quickness and reaction speed

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

How other people have been successful against my opponent and any technique faults my opponent may have

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

One of the offensive tackles from ole miss unfortunately I can’t remember his name 

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

I would have to say Clay Matthews just because he can rush the edge, has a high motor, he is very athletic and can play inside as well. Not to mention when I had long hair I got told I looked like him often  

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

Learning how to put the team and others needs before myself. It took me some time to realize that in order to be successful as a team I had to take the time to teach the other guys around me and just do my job on the field so we could be better as a unit instead of trying to do everything myself

tyler robertsDo you have any pre-game rituals? 

Not really I usually stay pretty relaxed throughout the game 

What is your biggest strength? 

I can learn and pick up things quickly

What is your biggest weakness? 

Not being as vocal as I might need to be. I’m more of a leader by actions than a leader by words 

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

Throughout my entire playing career I’ve always just needed one chance to prove I belong on the field and I believe if I am given that one chance that I know there is somewhere on the field that I can contribute because I’ll play any position and I will even be on scout team if that’s what gets me on the team because I just want to play football 

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

I’ve always just been a fan of the game but if I had to pick one team it would be the Denver Broncos and one player it would be Luke Kuechly

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

My uncle Steve Spruiel, Eric Church, and Luke Kuechly

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

Something for my mom

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie? Neither, Eric Church 
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi? 
  • Pizza or Burgers? 
  • Dogs or Cats?

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