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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Landon Honeycutt, LB, Mars Hill University

Landon Honeycutt the standout linebacker from Mars Hill University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
Landon Honeycutt the standout linebacker from Mars Hill University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Landon Honeycutt 
  • Position: Linebacker
  • College: Mars Hill University
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 240
  • Twitter: @LandonH_44
  • Instagram: landon_honeycutt42

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

What makes me a top prospect is my size as well as my speed, for a bigger guy I do run very well. Also the “switch” I flip when I step on the field, outside of football I’m a quieter guy who is very friendly but on the field I’m the complete opposite of that.

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

I originally started playing football at 5 years old, but saw potential for playing at the next level around my sophomore-junior year of high school.

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

Your getting a guy who will be early to everything, will constantly have a positive attitude, will work as hard as possible, will stay out of trouble outside of football, and am willing to do whatever is needed in order to better the team.

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

The cause I would donate too is getting children out of poverty. I think every kid should have a childhood and no kid needs to have that taken away from them.

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

If you think your working hard someone out there is working harder.

Who was your childhood hero? 

Probably my grandfather because we had a relationship built around football and sports. 

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

Jake Watson.

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

If you are not gonna show up and give it your all then don’t come.

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

I think it would be the transition from HS to college, being away from home that long knowing I didn’t know hardly anyone at school. Not knowing exactly what college football was about and how to adapt to it. There were multiple times I called home ready to hang it up but decided to put one foot in-front of the other and push through and now I’m really happy with the outcome.

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

It’s so special to me because that is where my grandfather played college football and now that he’s passed on, we can’t have the conversations we use to have before games and after them.

What is your favorite snack food? 

Probably cashews.

What is the best part of football? 

Personally I think it’s when all the different players come together and form a team. You have multiple people from multiple different backgrounds and upbringings who learn to work together and adapt to become one. When that does happen it’s an amazing thing to see and makes you a force to be reckoned with. 

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

If you invest your time into me I promise you I will not let you down, I’ll do whatever is needed to succeed.

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

I’d say Luke Kuechly. Obviously we’ve all seen how dominant he was and how unreal his ability was to call out plays before they even happen. I personally do the same thing, while watching film I look for little keys the OL gives off, what formation they like to run in certain situations, the different statistics for different Down and distances, and any plays/players teams like to lean on.

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

  1. My grandfather
  2. Mike Tomlin
  3. Luke Kuechly

The reason I say these 3 is because I would want nothing more than to have one more conversation with my grandfather especially now after I’ve been at Mars Hill. I say Mike Tomlin because I am a Steelers fan and I think he’s an extremely good coach so I would like to talk to him about what he wants in a player and how he scouts those players out. Finally I say Luke Kuechly because I would love to have a conversation about what he did in practice, in the film room, and even pre-game in order to prepare for the game. As well as ask him any tips or drills I could use in order to better myself as a linebacker.

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