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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Christian Russell, LB, Ole Miss

Ole Miss linebacker Christian Russell is a playmaker.
Ole Miss linebacker Christian Russell is a playmaker.

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?

Christian Russell

What is your Height/Weight?

6’0 245

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Ole Miss

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

Went to Haiti to help get them clean water

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


Where are you from?

North Carolina

Who is your role model, and why?

Jesus because he is the way of life

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track

Did you play any other positions in football?

Fullback and Receiver

At your position, what separates you from others?

My Heart

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

Tendencies and Formations

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Derrick Henry

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

Adrian Peterson he plays with his heart and tremendous passion. We share the same traits

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Blow kiss to the sky to my mother

christian russell 1What is your biggest strength?

Playing with an edge

What is your biggest weakness?

Working on hand placement

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

I am a very hard working man with a Heart as big as the sky I will overcome anything that comes my way because it only makes you stronger and show great leadership on and off the field.

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

Steelers and Michel Vick

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

My mother and my grandparents

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

A bank account to save everything I make

Rapid Answers:

Tupac or Biggie?
NFL Network or ESPN?
Pizza or Burgers?
Dogs or Cats?


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