Armond Hawkins Jr: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Armond Curtis Hawkins Jr
School: University of Idaho
Position: Defensive Back
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
Heading into my senior year, my goal was to impact every game! If that was on defense, special teams, on the sideline, anything to help the team out! Be the spark!
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Versatile, Instinctual, BallHawkins.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I’m training to get faster and stronger! I’ve never been the strongest and the fastest, but you’ll never know that by the way I play the game.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
When I study film, I study for hours. First, I look at the Lineman’s tendencies high hat or low hat, if the Tackle is heavy or light in his stance. Second, my matchup’s stance. His stance when it’s a run, his stance when he knows it’s a pass, but he’s not getting the ball, and his stance when he’s getting the ball. After that, I like to look at the route concepts they like to run and last, down and distance tendencies.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
A lot of Safeties just like to come up and be in the box and just hit! I like to hit and go man to man on the best WR. You can put me at Safety and Corner! My hips and technique is good enough to play both at a high level.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I have the ability to play all positions in the defensive backfield, from Safety to Corner to Nickel, doesn’t matter, I will shine at every position! Off the field, I always keep a smile on my face and am always willing to lend a helping hand! I catch on the playbook fast, so I can help other players.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
Drafted or not, you will not see a player out work me mentally or physically! I bring skills and abilities to the game that you don’t see very much any more at the Safety position in the NFL. I can turn and run with any WR out there and have the hips for double moves, post, and any route that is thrown at me.