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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Matt Lehman, WR, Clarion University

Matt Lehman is a big time wide out for Clarion.

NFL Draft Diamonds website has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible 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 our next prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Matt Lehman

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’3’’ 195

What is your position? 

Wide Receiver

Where do you play college football? 

Clarion University

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

The coolest thing I have done off the field would have to be helping out for the Special Olympics each year.

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

Accounting was probably the hardest class

Where are you from? 

Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania

Who is your role model, and why? 

My dad is my role model because he has taught me so many things in life including how to work hard.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I played baseball, basketball, and track as well

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I played defensive back in high school.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I think I have good ability to go up and get the ball from the defender.

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

I look for the defensive back tendencies. I like to see what kind of coverage they like to play and how they align.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Al Hajj Shabazz from West Chester

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

I like to compare my play to Jordy Nelson. He has great overall skills like catching the deep ball but at the same time also being a possession receiver.

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

The biggest obstacle I’ve had to overcome was being under recruited in college. I had to work a lot harder to be at the level I wanted to be at.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I usually just listen to music

What is your biggest strength?

 My biggest strength is catching the ball.

What is your biggest weakness? 

My biggest weakness right now would be running consistently crisp routes.

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

I understand this is a business and all I’m looking for is an opportunity to prove my worth through hard work.

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

My favorite player was always Larry Fitzgerald and my favorite NFL team was the Steelers.

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

Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Adam Sandler

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

A car

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