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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: James Peter II, OLB, University of Ottawa

2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: James Peter II, OLB, University of Ottawa
James Uzuoma Peter II the standout outside linebacker from the University of Ottawa recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: James Uzuoma Peter II
  • Position: Outside Linebacker
  • College: University of Ottawa
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 220
  • Twitter: @Deuce2J
  • Instagram: @Deuce2J

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

My game is versatile, I can play in the box and be a massive asset in the run game while also being able to play outside the box in coverage and cover against slot backs.

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

I was introduced to football at the age of 9.

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

NFL teams should know that I am versatile and I am very knowledgeable in the sport, therefore I could play a variety of positions. 

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

If I could donate to one cause, it would be to a youth football community to aid in the expenses of equipment, travel and etc.

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

The best advice I received was to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, therefore always be uncomfortable with your situation as it will push you to be a greater version of yourself. 

Who was your childhood hero? 

My Childhood hero’s growing up were my eldest brothers

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

The most Underrated teammate in my locker room is by far our best defensive line on the team, Micheal Pezzuto.

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

My Biggest pet peeve would be saying you’ll do something and then not doing it.

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

What is your favorite snack food? 

My favourite snack is Reese’s Pieces Cups

What is the best part of football? 

The best part of football is the continuous growth of one’s play style and how there is always room for improvement, making the sport more enjoyable

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

One word to describe myself – Freak

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

A current linebacker similar to me would be Bobby Wagner

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

3 people I would have dinner with; Lebron James, Reggie Bush and Adrian Peterson, due to looking up to these athletes as a kid and as they inspired me to be a better player

Damond Talbot

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