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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Donovan Johnson, WR, Concordia University

Donovan Johnson the standout wide receiver from Concordia University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Donovan Johnson the standout wide receiver from Concordia University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Donovan Johnson
  • Position: WR
  • College: Concordia University Ann Arbor Michigan
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 180
  • Twitter: unodon_5
  • Instagram: unodon_5

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2023 NFL Draft?

My route running ability, Releases, reliable hands, Explosive playmaking ability. Can play outside and inside, I’m a leader and confident with the abilities I have on that football field.

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

I was first interested in football when I was 7 years old. I started playing football in the 3rd grade.

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

That I am reliable and consistent

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

I would donate to the homeless I would find a way to open up shelters for them.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

If you want something you never had you have to do something you never did.

Who was your childhood hero?

My Father he is the strongest man I know

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

Darrius Arrington he is a fierce competitor, Dog mentality.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Doing something to me that I would never do to you.

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

One of my hardest moments I’ve had to overcome was junior year of High School when I tour my hip flexor causing me to miss 6 games. We didn’t make the playoffs, so I was only able to play the last 4 games. So, increasing everything I do with football was what I did to dominate senior year that following season. Putting in some type of work related to football everyday was how I overcame that adversity my junior year.

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

Concordia is a great place with a great atmosphere. The staff members are great people, even the students and everyone who comes on an off campus all around, it just gives you that home feeling.

What is your favorite snack food?

Gummy Bears

What is the best part of football?

The grinding process, knowing every rep, everyday your getting 1% better to take on the teams you play in season.

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

I’m dedicated to being the best I can be with everything I do.

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

Chad Johnson

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Lebron James, Jerry Rice, Nipsey Hustle I say these 3 because they have a lot to offer knowledge wise. Being able to sit down with them I could learn so much just because they know more than the average athlete how to be great at their career and what it takes do as such, and that’s what I’m all about gaining knowledge so I can continue to better myself in everything I do in life.


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