LRU Spotlight: Interview with 2016 NFL Draft Prospect, Justin Grier

Height: 5’11
Weight: 195

Overview: Justin Grier is a senior who is a cornerback for Morehead State University. He is a physical cornerback who has good balls skills. In 2015, he had 55 tackles and 9 interceptions. His 9 interceptions set a new school record.

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Justin, during which time he told me more about his background, his personality and his overall love for football.

Christa: For the people who do not know your story, how did you wind up choosing Morehead State University?

JG: I was finishing up my senior year of high school, I had a couple of offers from schools in the south but I choose Morehead because it felt like a right fit, townie to were you could find something to do but not get into trouble, and I wanted to be a little ways from home.

C: Since you are from a smaller school, how do you plan on making yourself stand out and noticed by scouts?

JG: By producing better numbers and performing better than the bigger schools.

C: What would you say are your strengths and weaknesses?

JG: My greatest strength is that I am a hard worker, I pay attention to the little things, and that I am very coachable. I wouldn’t say I have a greatest weakness but I could improve on my communication skills.

C: What separates you from the other players at your position?

JG: What I believe separates me from other competition is the hard work and type of training I’ve been doing.

C: Which current or former NFL player do you think you resemble and why?

JG: Josh Norman, because we both came from small schools, the same height and weight, and I resemble his field of play.

C: There have been smaller cornerbacks in the NFL that have started and have done extremely well in the league such as Darrelle Revis, Joe Haden, Brent Grimes, etc. How do you match up against the taller more physical wide receivers?

JG: I feel the taller receiver are the best matchups because it’s easier to get your hands on them and less quicker.

C: Who is the toughest player you’ve ever faced in your college career?

JG: Stephen Barnette from Richmond and Domo Taylor from James Madison.

C: How do you prepare for game day? Do you have any game day rituals?

JG: Preparation for game day I just make sure I have a solid meal and I like to listen to 90s and 2000s r&b.

C: If you could be any superhero who would it be and why?

JG: If I could be any superhero it would be the Pheonix from X-men, because its power is limitless.

C: What was your favorite moment/play at Morehead State University?

JG: My favorite and most memorable play would be my 9th interception on the season when I tied the school record.

Locker Room Update would like to thank Justin Grier for taking the time to speak with us. We wish him the best of luck as he continues his journey as an NFL 2016 draft prospect.

You can check out his senior collegiate highlight video

Follow him on Twitter: @DaGameChanger17

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