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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Benjie Franklin, CB, Tarleton State University

Benjie Franklin the speedy cornerback from Tarleton State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Benjie Franklin the speedy cornerback from Tarleton State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2022 NFL Draft?

A guy with great speed,  that can cover and also make an impact on the field whether it’s playing on special teams or playing on defense.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

6 years old

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

One thing they should know is that they will be getting a guy that will give 110% and that will give my last out there on the field to do what it takes to help the team win at all cost. 

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

I would donate to the kids charity foundation to help out the kids in need.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Is to not make the same mistake twice and always come with a strong mindset to get it done the first time.

Who was your childhood hero?

Childhood hero growing up was Batman. 

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

Most underrated teammate I’ve played with was our Defensive End Sean Walton. 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Biggest pet peeve is when someone scratches a styrofoam cup and it makes this annoying noise that irritates my teeth and ears.

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

Missing the first couple of games of my last football year due to an injury when I wanted to be out there with my teammates leaving it all out there on the field with them.

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

The support that I received from the fans coming to every home game showing school spirit. 

What is your favorite snack food?

Honey buns 

What is the best part of football?

Best part of football is knowing what your opponent is going to do and being 10 steps ahead of them making an interception returning it for a touchdown. 

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

A guy with great determination and hard-working skills that will do whatever it takes to get the job done. 

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

Champ Bailey

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