2019 NFL Draft Prospect Spotlight: Nicholas Edmond, Running Back, Morrisville State
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Justin David Kish: Thank you so much for your time, Nicholas. Tell us about yourself?
Nicholas Edmond: My name is Nicholas Edmond I play football at Morrisville State College. Born and bred in Blythe CA I have 1 older brother and a beautiful mother named Regina Edmond.
Justin David Kish: You played college football at Morrisville State. Tell us about your time at Morrisville State?
Nicholas Edmond: I loved it ! Really enjoyed my time here as a student- athlete, I met a ton of great people and I’m going to miss them. Morrisville has showed me love since the moment I stepped on campus! Great program with a lot of great coaches!
Justin David Kish: While at Morrisville you wore jersey #23. What is the reason behind #23?
Nicholas Edmond: I wore 23 because of Lebron James, he’s my favorite athlete of all time, not just on the court but off the court he does everything right. I’d like to model myself after him.
Justin David Kish: At Morrisville State, you were coached by head coach Curt Fitzpatrick and Mike Tufaro. What did you learn from the Morrisville State coaching staff and how did they improve you as a player?
Nicholas Edmond: 100%! Coach Fitz has taught me a lot, he’s a guru when it comes to football, also he’s helped me become a better man and a better player! Coach Tufaro has also done a lot for me, my pass protection has improved as well as my vision in the run game, I owe those guys A lot!
Justin David Kish: Every year, Morrisville State plays tough conference games against Utica, Cortland State and Alfred. When you look back on your career which was the toughest game that took you to your limits?
Nicholas Edmond: Yeah of course, I think Utica was one of my toughest games this year. Their front 7 was tough to run against, I left that game with some bumps and bruises and a ton of respect for them!
Justin David Kish: Being a running back you run head-on into some of the toughest DIII defensive players in the nation. Who was the toughest player you played against in your career?
Nicholas Edmond: I’d have to say, Austin Dean defensive lineman for Brockport State. Tough hard nose player who has a motor.
Justin David Kish: You created many memories with your teammates but what is one memory that stands out from the rest?
Nicholas Edmond: Man that’s tough, but probably the moment we were all surrounding my computer when we found out we were getting a bowl game, I may had shed a tear or two. My teammates mean the world to me!
Justin David Kish: What does it mean to be a Morrisville State Mustang?
Nicholas Edmond: Mustang football means family to me, We over Me.
Justin David Kish: You are shifting your focus on professional football. How are you currently preparing yourself for your upcoming pro day and other pro opportunities?
Nicholas Edmond: I’m headed back to westcoast to train with Rube Oliver my trainer and CEO of Elite U high performance training for combine prep!
Justin David Kish: You are finishing up the FCS Bowl. What have you learned from the coaches and players and what teams have you spoke to?
Nicholas Edmond: I learned so much from that experience! I spoke to Houston last spring, as far as bowl week I learned a lot from the coaching staff in terms of how to prepare myself for the next level mentally and physically.
Justin David Kish: What are some of your pre-draft measurables?
Nicholas Edmond: 5’9 240lbs I can play anywhere from 230-250 comfortably.
Justin David Kish: What would your coaches say the type of player you are?
Nicholas Edmond: Physical, coachable, accountable and hardworking.
Justin David Kish: When watching film what do you look for?
Nicholas Edmond: I like to look for tendencies, I like to see if a guy plays 4 quarters. Also how a player carries himself between plays if he’s gassed or winded.
Justin David Kish: What are some of your biggest strength’s and what is one area of your game you are always working on?
Nicholas Edmond: I think my strength and football IQ, this year I challenged myself to learn the full offense, not just what my job was but everybody on the offense, from WR to QB and blocking schemes based on odd of even fronts. I wanted to learn it all.
Justin David Kish: Name a point in your career where you overcame adversity and what did you learn from the experience?
Nicholas Edmond: During the first scrimmage of the year I broke my pinky on the first play and had to wear a cast for the first 3 games, I couldn’t hold the ball in my left hand. Teams knew that and I had to adjust my running and blocking style. I didn’t miss a game.
Justin David Kish: How do you stand out from the other draft-eligible running backs?
Nicholas Edmond: I’m a hybrid, I can play both FB and RB as well as special teams. I can’t catch well and run hard between the tackles. I can bring versatility a team right away.
Justin David Kish: Outside of football what does a typical day off look like for you?
Nicholas Edmond: I like to read a lot. Maybe a light day in the gym.
Justin David Kish: In the next couple of questions I am going to put you on the line. My first question, if you could compare yourself to any current NFL running back who would it be and why?
Nicholas Edmond: I would have to say, James Connor. He plays so physically, he can catch run and block. He plays every down like it’s his last!
Justin David Kish: My final question. If I was an NFL General Manager why should I draft Nicholas Edmond?
Nicholas Edmond: A team would be getting an asset and not a liability. A guy who can lead and be accountable. A versatile player who brings physicality to the game as well as some finesse.