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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Joshua Thornton, DB, Southern Utah University


Southern Utah defensive back Josh Thornton is special. He is a big time play maker
Southern Utah defensive back Josh Thornton is special. He is a big time play maker

NFL Draft Diamonds has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 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 to the right.  Now let’s meet the prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Joshua Thornton

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11, 188

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Southern Utah university

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

Ran a football camp for kids in the local area of cedar city, visiting the cancer patients and hearing how they fight everyday for life

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


Where are you from?

Palm Beach Florida

Who is your role model, and why?

My father is because of his daily drive that he gives me

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Track and basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

My speed and instincts

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

Tendencies and formation giveaways that can give me an edge

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Ronald Darby because we both use speed to our advantage when guarding a receiver

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

Ronald Darby because we both use speed to our advantage when guarding a receiver

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I make sure I pray at the goal post before every game

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

I feel like the only big school players have against me is the name on their jersey and the money their schools provide them with

What is your biggest strength?

Instincts and competitiveness

joshWhat is your biggest weakness?

Lack of Patience at times

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

I’m going to give you everything I got every play in order for the team to win a championship! If I’m drafted by I will always play my heart out to ensure that I do my 1/11.. I will Give you no problems  off the field the team is first

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

Ronde Barber, Green Bay packers

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

Andre Waters , Junior Seau, Darrell Stingily

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Do my best to pay a heavy portion of my parents mortgage

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