2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Monroe Sanderson, CB, Mars Hill University
- Name: Monroe Sanderson
- Position: Cornerback
- College: Mars Hill University
- Height: 5’10
- Weight: 185
- Twitter: authenticroe
- Instagram: topfloor_roe
What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2024 NFL Draft?
What makes me a top prospect for my position is that I am a great cover guy with great feet, hips, and eyes. I have the ability to win 50/50 balls and stay poised in my technique when the game is on the line. I am also attentive to detail and very focused when being coached.
At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?
I was introduced at the age of 6 from watching my older brother play. I saw him making plays on the field and I instantly fell in love with the game. I didn’t start playing until I was 8 years old.
What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?
I am very hardworking and coachable
If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?
I would donate to underprivileged intercity kids who are lacking guidance.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
The best advice I received is from my mom she told me “It’s not how you start but how you finish”. This saying had stuck with me throughout my football career and it has really helped me through tough times.
Who was your childhood hero?
My mom was my hero growing up I saw her work so hard to provide for my brothers and I, and her hardworking mindset was instilled in me by default.
Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?
I would say the most underrated teammate in my locker room would be our defensive end Damipi Lamboni. From being a leader on and off the field he really hypes the defense up when we need it.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is when people judge someone that they don’t know.
Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?
A Moment of adversity that I had to overcome was during my first two years of high school football. The people I came in with were moved up to varsity football and I wasn’t good enough. So I had to take the initiative and really work hard to get where I wanted to be.
Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?
Mars Hill has really been a great place for me these last 4 years, and it is special to me because of the tight-knit community and coaches who treat me like family.
What is your favorite snack food?
My favorite snack food is an Orange or anything that is a fruit.
What is the best part of football?
In my opinion, the best part of football is the competition.
If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?
Very hardworking with the ability to adapt to any situation.
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Michael Jackson, Deion Sanders, and Devin Hester would be my three because these guys are the role models that I grew up watching and loving as a kid.