Junior Diaz: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Junior Diaz
School: Florida Atlantic
Position: C
Height: 6’1 1/2″
Weight: 308

Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

I hold myself to very high expectations. I had a couple goals in mind for my senior year, including:
•Be a leader by example
•Win a bowl game
•Win a conference championship
•Achieve 1st team all-conference (athletically and academically)
•Earn Rimington award

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

They would say I am an extremely hard worker. I am always the first one in and the last out. I am always doing extra, whether it is treatment or extra film. They would also say that I am a natural leader. Lastly, they would say I am a physical and athletic player.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?

When I study my film, I primarily focus on my technique and my assignment on every rep. When I study opponents film, I go through different play concepts and go over my assignment for each concept. I also make it a point to focus on my opponent’s strengths, weaknesses, and technique.

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?

I am someone who will always go above and beyond and outwork anyone. I am a smart, physical player, and I have a lot of experience playing football, as I started 44 games and played in 52 during my college career.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

I am going to completely dedicate my time to training in all aspects. I am going to train for strength and speed, in addition to working on my overall football technique. Moreover, I will continue to focus on my diet and my sleeping habits.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

My strengths and abilities that I will bring to a team are my strength, my athleticism, my high football IQ, my physicality, my desire to win, and my never-quit mindset.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?

I am a guy you will be proud to call a part of your organization. I am a go-getter who will show up and get the job done any day, every day, and all day. I am always up for a challenge and refuse to give anything less than my all.