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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Ron Johnson Jr., DL, Virginia Union University

2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Ron Johnson Jr., DL, Virginia Union University
Ron Johnson Jr. the star defensive lineman from Virginia Union University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Ron Johnson Jr
  • Position: Defensive Line 
  • College: Virginia Union University 
  • Height: 6’4
  • Weight: 292
  • Twitter: @ronjohn24
  • Instagram: @_ronjohn97

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

One-on-one ability’s with an offensive lineman in pass rush opportunities being great with hands using a great technique learned over the years also being able to hold double teams and being effective in changing the line of scrimmage on running downs.

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

I grew up loving football since the age of 8 

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

They should know they will get my absolute best because I know what it’s like to fail and overcome it, my level of appreciation for the game will shine bright.

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 the mental health of kids in urban communities; help them get resources for better futures 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

My best advice I’ve ever recieved was to never repeat your mistake 

Who was your childhood hero?

My childhood hero would have to be my mom she does a lot for me and my siblings until this day 

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

My most underrated teammate would have to be Isaac Anderson he is a really great player in my eyes 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

My biggest pet peeve would have to be when people litter. I always find myself picking up things if it’s a trash can near 

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

Hardest moment in my life I had to overcome was not being able to play college football due to me having  to pay a bill off at my previous school due to my academic performance at the time, fighting depression and focusing on a injury I had suffered there  it was the toughest time of my life especially after Covid-19 already took a season from me i put my head down and got it down for what was ahead for me 

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

Virginia Union University is special because of the experience of being at the bottom and the brotherhood that was established, I will forever try to reinvent and take with me in whatever god blesses me with moving forward  

What is your favorite snack food? 


What is the best part of football? 

Winning and learning new things and the feeling of your  Hardwork paying off 

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

I’m a God fearing, smart man, who knows what it feels like to fail. 

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

In my opinion Jeffery Simmons 

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

  1. Notorious B.I.G because he is the best rapper of all time in my opinion and how he spoke on life was always inspiring to me 
  2. Mike Tyson because of his knowledge of hardwork and dedication truly inspires me
  3. Kobe Bryant because he was the first athlete that showed it was another gear we all could tap into as athletes and how he could just dominate at any second offensive and defensively 

Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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