J.D. Walton Interview
By: Scott Porter
February 14, 2010
Scott Porter: What are your expectations of yourself in the NFL?
J.D. Walton: My expectations are huge. This has been a dream of mine since I was little.

Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence?
J.D. Walton: As a person I have to say my biggest influences would be my parents, by far. As far as a player I would have to say my coaches and my favorite O-Lineman would have to be Jeff Saturday.

Scott Porter: What are your biggest strengths?
J.D. Walton: I feel my biggest strengths would have to be pass blocking, explosion off the ball, and getting out on screens.

Scott Porter: What type of role do you see yourself playing in the NFL?
J.D. Walton: I see myself being a center in the NFL, I have the ability to play guard but I feel comfortable at center and running the O-Line.

Scott Porter: Who is the toughest player you have ever faced up against?
J.D. Walton: Too many to pick one… Suh, McCoy, Ziggy Hood, Curtis Lofton, Sean Weatherspoon and Sergio Kindle, just to name a few.

Scott Porter: What is your favorite memory at Baylor?
J.D. Walton: Had a ton of good memories, but I would have to say my favorite would have to be closing out my college career at Cowboys Stadium. The whole week leading up to it was a blast.

Scott Porter: What is the toughest part about playing college football?
J.D. Walton: The toughest part of college football was catching up to the speed and strength of everyone when you first come out of high school and having to adjust to it so you can compete at a high level.

Scott Porter: What area of your game would you like to improve on the most to make you a better pro player down the line?
J.D. Walton: I think that every area of my game can improve and be polished to perfection because even the smallest mistakes you make at the pro level will be exposed.

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