Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest strengths?
Anthony Walters: As a kid I always felt like I was more talented than the players I played against. It may have not been true but that’s always been my mindset. Now, after years of playing I realized that it’s not talent that separates most players, but the intelligence and the desire to win. I think those two traits are my greatest strength. But if you needed something physical, I’d have to say my ball skills are elite.
Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Anthony Walters: Right now my main goal is to play at least 10 years in the NFL. It’s not good enough just to make it to the league, I want to stay there. With the career expectancy what it is, I think that alone is an accomplishment. Then of course while I’m there win a Super Bowl or two.
Scott Porter: What player in the NFL reminds you of yourself and why?
Anthony Walters: That’s a tough question because I like to look at these guys as peers now. I can’t get to the NFL and be in admiration of other players. Well I could but I wouldn’t admit it. If I were to ask my brother he would say that I remind him of Ed Reed.
Scott Porter: What are your greatest football memories?
Anthony Walters: My greatest memories are the ones when I won a championship. I won in 8th and 11th grade. Those were great moments. The runs we had at Delaware to two championships were absolutely unbelievable though. I’ll never forget those experiences even though we couldn’t bring home the trophy.
Scott Porter: What will you miss most about college football?
Anthony Walters: I feel like I’ll miss the brotherhood. The NFL is a great accomplishment, but I almost feel like if you aren’t on a playoff team the environment is different. In college you are in most cases with the same guys for years, the NFL is a little different. I’m going to miss the brotherhood for sure.
Scott Porter: What are your hobbies off the field?
Anthony Walters: I use to play a lot of video games. Now I like playing with gadgets like the iPad, or just relaxing and watching TV. I love just resting or hanging out with friends.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are the keys to you finding success in the NFL and playing at a high level?
Anthony Walters: The biggest key to finding success would be staying healthy. That is out of my hands though. The next biggest is finding a team that fits your style of play. Really good players can go to the wrong scheme and be out of the league in 5 years. Solid players can go to a great scheme and shine, it’s tricky. Staying focus is also high, but that is a given for me. I know where I’ve been and where I want to go.