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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Mustafa Johnson, DL, University of Colorado

Mustafa Johnson the Colorado defensive lineman recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen
  • Name: Mustafa Johnson
  • Position: DL
  • College: Colorado 
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Weight: 285 lbs 
  • Twitter: @kingstafa_34
  • Instagram: @Kingstafa_34

1.What are your favorite moments from your football life?

  • My favorite moments are when we played we played Nebraska at home and I got a TFL and that was a really nice play. Also starting off the season at Colorado State and picking up the tackle with my teammate Janaz Jordan. Also the Arizona State game sophomore year I beat a double team and split it and picked up a nice tackle to start the game and that was my first game with my elbow brace.

2.What is your mindset when you are on the football field?
  • My mindset is just to have a mean mentality and make a play and be a physical player and dominant player.

3.If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why? 

  • It would be Aaron Donald if it was present today. Ray Lewis past I could learn alot from him because of the tenacity he had and style he played.

4.What is your favorite workout?

  • Probably benching getting SWOL or doing footwork drills like stuff laterally.

5.What do you think are the keys to success on the football field?

  • I think being confident is a big key to success and being violent is a big key for me.

6.What has been your biggest challenge in life?

  • Probably overcoming the challenges of the size I have for the position that I play.

7.What sets you apart from other DL?

  • My ability to run to the ball and disrupt the play. If you watch the film I’m always trying to get around to the ball.
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8.What role do you hope to have if you make it into the NFL?

  • Well I would love to put myself in a position to play and things of that nature.

9.What type of energy do you bring onto the football field?

  • I bring alot of explosiveness to the field and alot of intense energy and also love to make plays in competition. 

10.What would a team get in a player like you?

  • A team would get a player that has a high motor and a playmaker. Someone who can help you get a fourth down stop and get a big play.

11.What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

  • Honestly my mom put me in alot of sports and I felt like football was the one. I really love the violence of the game and think this is for me.

12.What were your favorite things about being a football player at Colorado?

  • The support we had from the fans and the support from the coaches and teammates as well was really good.

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