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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Josh Pryor, DL, Bowie State University

Josh Pryor the standout defensive lineman from Bowie State University recently sat down with Draft Diamonds scout Justin Berendzen
  • Name: Josh Pryor
  • Position: DL
  • College: Bowie State University
  • Height: 6’4”
  • Weight: 245 lbs
  • Twitter: @_retanom55
  • Instagram: @_retsn0m

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

My dad introduced me to the game and when I was 5 I started playing and now I have a dream of playing in the NFL.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

As a young kid my dad coached me and it was a good experience and in college being a 3 time CIAA champion.

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

I just want to continue to improve my game and learn as much as I can and make an impact in the NFL.

If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

Past Ray Lewis, because I feel like watching him growing up he was he was a true defender of the game and present Aaron Donald, because I feel like he changed the game for defensive linemen and I like his work ethic.

Which one of your family members inspires you the most and why?

My father, because he was my coach growing up and introduced me to the sport but he’s also been my biggest supporter and goes to all my games and is my why.

What is your favorite defensive scheme and why?

4-3, just because that’s what I’ve been playing for the longest in high school and college and it’s been successful for me.

What should we know about Josh Pryor the person?

Josh is a laid back guy. I’m really into fishing and I’m also a big gamer.

What stands out about your film the most?

My ability to play in the backfield.

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

I don’t really listen to outside noise and I feel pressure makes me perform better.

What would a team get in a player like you?

I feel like I’m a hard working guy who pushes his teammates to perform better and strives to make the team better.

What do you love the most about the game of football?

Being able to just run around and have fun but I also really like the mental side of the game and I feel like that’s what separates players.

Who is the most underrated player you’ve played with and why?

Ellison Jordan, he may not make a lot of noise but I’ve never seen him get blocked and his motor is on 100.


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