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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Michael Greene, DT, James Madison University

Michael Greene James Madison
Michael Greene the explosive defensive lineman from James Madison University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Michael Greene
  • Height: 6’3”
  • Weight: 293
  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • College: James Madison University 
  • Twitter: @MikeGreene__

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

  • Croaker Spot, amazing fish, and cornbread. Love going there when I go back home.

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

  • Run stopping skills, quickness, and being able to point out plays before it happens

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money? 

  • Putting it right into savings. Or finding somewhere to invest or put my money to double or triple it.

What has been your biggest failure? 

  • Wouldn’t necessarily call either of them a failure but between tearing my ACL or losing the National Championship game. Both were huge moments in my life and taught me a lot.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • Competitiveness

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Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • Kelvin Azanama. He’s always watching film or trying to come up with a way to stay ahead of our opponents.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Nope, people just call me Mike Greene

What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job? 

  • Health Service Administration, and either working in medical sales or running a hospital.

What is your coolest life moment? 

  • Watching my siblings grow up and become who they are. One being a 4 star recruit, racking up tons of offers and soon going to Clemson. And the other two, one going into sophomore year and one just starting high school but both looking really good in the sports they play.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

  • January 28th- J. Cole

If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking? 

  • Scarface

Who is your favorite football team? 

  • New York Jets

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

  • Dangerous When Mad 

What is your biggest fear? 

  • Not being successful 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

  • Jurrell Casey

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

  • It starts the night before with eating maybe a cookie or two for good luck. Go through the normal pregame stuff with the team. Locked in as soon as I step on the bus, headphones in no distractions. Get taped first once we get to the facility. Go outside, always no shirt, and stretch and throw the football around with my teammates. Then go get dressed and go to work.

Do you have any hobbies? 

  • Collecting shoes. Been collecting since I was twelve. The first pair to my collection was the Air Jordan 12 “Playoffs”

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be? 

  • Fletcher Cox

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

  • It’s so many people that influence me I can’t just name one. From my family to coaches to friends. They’ve all been a big part of my life.

What motivates you to work hard?

  • My family. Making them proud and one day being able to provide for them since they’ve given me so much. 


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