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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Myles Christian, DB, Salisbury University

Myles Christian the aggressive defensive back from Salisbury University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
Myles Christian the aggressive defensive back from Salisbury University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Myles Christian
  • Position: DB
  • College: Salisbury University
  • Height: 5’8″
  • Weight: 180 lbs
  • Twitter: @almightyoc
  • Instagram: @oc_boogiee

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

I believe the keys to success on the football field are discipline and relentlessness. When you have discipline to lock in on your assignment and technique every play, you maximize your chances of success each time. And when you are a relentless competitor you’re willing to give 100% effort every second of every play and you may push someone past their limits making them give up on all hope, you never know how close you have your opponent to quitting.

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

What made me want to be a football player was back in high school around my sophomore year when I noticed that I was actually good at playing the sport making plays that others weren’t and my interest grew as I became the guy. In little league I had always been a lineman and never really got the ball or was near any tackles so I was just out there playing. When I had gotten to 8th grade on a new team I finally got the chance to play running back and linebacker and was making plays I knew I could and going into high school that eagerness continued to build.

What sets you apart from other defensive backs?

What sets me apart from other defensive backs are my instincts to just be around the ball whether in the air to make a play or on the ground to make a stop in the run game and send someone backwards. Also my attention to detail in offensive scheme, passing concepts, and how to play off of my other teammates once the ball is snapped. I also watch film daily leading up to the game, it’s a schedule to watching it just like you schedule everything else in life. Knowing the opponent is apart of the battle. Lastly, I believe I’m just a nuisance you can’t get rid of I’m always coming back at you every single play until the final whistle blows nothing is free around me.

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

The way I handle challenges in life and on the field are first looking at myself in how I played a role in what things go the way they did. When I blame myself I’m able to make the proper adjustments to have better success in the future moving forward and take note of what I did that failed to avoid it.

How are you planning to prepare for the draft?

I’m preparing for the draft by first and foremost getting myself all the exposure possible, for example, getting this interview I have no shame in reaching out for the help. I come from a D3 program so it’s not like my name was buzzing through the media I have to market myself. I also am working out staying in perfect shape and rehabbing to be ready for any call I get.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

My favorite moments from my football life first of which are the moments I have with my teammates in moments of victory. Like when the d-line gets a big sack on 3rd down that helps swing the momentum of the game or when the defense gets a turnover setting up the offense and we capitalize. Also, just the winning we always celebrated the wins because the fun is in the winning, especially holding those conference trophies up.

What is your favorite coverage and why?

My favorite coverage is 2 Man. I like playing overtop of my guys trailing the receivers and forcing the high ball for me to come make a play on it.

What do you love about the game of football?

What I love about the game of football is the ability to knock someone’s head off and not think twice about it because that’s just what the game is. Also, the competitiveness of it especially as a DB having to just lock a receiver down all game and minimize their success.

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

The energy I bring to the football field is an attitude uptempo all time, never quit attitude. I never stop going I’m full speed and I encourage others with me to bring the same energy.

What would a team get in a player like you?

A team getting a player like me would get someone from day 1 in their playbook retaining the knowledge and ready to work everyday, building relationships with coaches and players to build a stronger team cohesion. Also, someone who is coachable and all about team success.

What are you looking to achieve as a football player going forward?

What I’m looking to achieve as a football player moving forward is first landing a spot on a roster whether NFL, CFL, XFL or USFL. After landing that spot I want to work hard everyday to get a starting job and from their make my name a legendary one, to be remembered years from then where people bring me up in conversations.

What should we know about Myles Christian the person?

What people should know about Myles Christian as a person is that I am someone that wakes up everyday not to make excuses, but to find my purpose and execute to achieve that purpose without cutting corners and taking the easy route. I’m someone that takes accountability in everything I do. I’m someone who looks out for others and finds motivation in success of others and uses it as fuel. I’m someone that can be reliable for any scenario. Lastly, I’m someone that gets along with just about anyone, I can make lasting relationships and be a genuine friend.

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