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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Anthony Budd, DB, Monmouth University

Anthony Budd Monmouth
Monmouth DB Anthony Budd was named to the All-Big South First Team Defense in 2019 after a 5 INT season. He recently sat down with Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams.
  • Name: Anthony Budd
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 190 lbs
  • Position: DB
  • College: Monmouth University
  • Twitter: @GlorifiedBruisa

Tell us about your university/college. What was your major/minor? How is campus life?

I attend Monmouth University, a smaller school in New Jersey where I major in Business Management. The campus isn’t too big so everything is very close, allowing you to have many interactions with different people everyday.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

Probably the instincts that I play with, or me being reliable. Whether it be helping with play calls, getting people lined up in the right spots or doing my job every play.

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?

I see my role as a lead by example type of guy. I don’t have any one specific scheme or position that fits me, I’ve been put in many positions whether it be free safety, strong safety or nickel corner. 

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

Juwan Green from Albany.

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?

I have to go with Juwan Farri, because of his work ethic. I expect big things from him these next few years. 

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.

The transition from public school to private. Just because the structure was so different and I was not used to it. Probably was a big reason I struggled with grades early on.

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If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?

Probably basketball but i was never really interested in anything but football.

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?

Being a Division 1 athlete and soon to be the first to graduate college in my family. 

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.

My first interception of my junior year against Lafayette. That play made ESPN, so it’s definitely my most memorable as of right now.

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?

Favorite athlete is Tyrann Mathieu. My favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys.

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?

My favorite artist is Moneybagg Yo. I put his music on shuffle before games.

What is your favorite comfort food?

Either chicken wings or chicken alfredo

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?

Favorite actor will smith. I don’t have a favorite movie. 

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies?

Play video games or watch something on netflix.

Who or what motivates you the most?

My family


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