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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Joe Casale, LB, Robert Morris University

Joe Casale the play making linebacker from Robert Morris University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Joe Casale the play making linebacker from Robert Morris University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Joe Casale
  • Position: LB
  • College: Robert Morris University
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 230lbs
  • Twitter: @based_jaja
  • Instagram: @based_jaja

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2024 NFL Draft? 

Having the tangibles like size and speed while also possessing intangibles like instincts and a nose for the football.

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

Both of my older brothers played Division 1 football so I’ve been around it for as long as I can remember.

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

I am dedicated to becoming the best player I can be in order to help the team win.

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

World Vision provides bibles to those across the world in less fortunate areas

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

Keep your nose to the grindstone

Who was your childhood hero? 

Clay Matthews

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

Shakespeare Louis – He keeps his head down and works as hard as anyone I know.

What is your biggest pet peeve?


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

Breaking my ankle this past season because I had to be patient in the recovery process and missed the remainder of the season.

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

RMU is right outside of Pittsburgh, PA and is special to me because it’s my first time being away from my home in Troy, NY.

What is your favorite snack food? 

Honey roasted almonds

What is the best part of football? 

Making bonds with teammates throughout a season

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

I am a driven leader willing to do what it takes to win and be elite.

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

Matt Milano – He was a safety going into college and then moved to linebacker which is what I also did.

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

My 3 grandparents that I was never able to meet. I have heard stories of them and seen pictures but I would like to have dinner with them and see who they remind me of within my family.

Damond Talbot

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