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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Julien Davenport, OL, Bucknell University

Julien Davenport of Bucknell is the best small school offensive lineman in the draft.
Julien Davenport of Bucknell is the best small school offensive lineman in the draft.

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?

Julien Davenport

What is your Height/Weight?

6’7 315

What is your position?

Left Tackle

Where do you play college football?

Bucknell University

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

Bucknell Athletics partnered with Be The Match and I helped host a donor drive

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

Calculus III

Where are you from?

Paulsboro, NJ

Who is your role model, and why?

My parents, they are the reason for who I am today

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball and baseball

At your position, what separates you from others?

My athleticism and knowledge for the game

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

Tips in defensive alignment, tendencies for pressure,defensive fronts corresponding to offensive formation

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Jeff Covitz

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

Trent Williams, good hands and quick feet

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

Going to college, where I’m from not many people get a chance to attend and I got the chance to go to a really good institution

What is your biggest strength?


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

Troy Polamalu and Pittsburgh Steelers

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