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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Nate Corvil, DB, Muhlenberg College

Nate Corvil the defensive back from Muhlenberg College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot

• Name: Nate Corvil

• Height: 6’0

• Weight: 175

• Position: Defensive Back

• College: Muhlenberg College

• Twitter: @NCorvil

  • Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

Growing up I was never in the same town for too long, earlier on in my childhood I probably moved about 6-7 times at least. I’ve spent time all throughout New Jersey and even a year or so In Orlando, Florida finally ending up in Freehold,NJ where I would spend the majority of my teenage years and where I played high school ball. Growing up in the area was a great time, probably the best part about is that i’m not too far from the beach so I have access to a good amount of sand to use for workouts throughout the year.

  • List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

Practice is number one because this is the number place where you can take all of your learnings and apply them on the field in order to refine skills. Then next I would say Film Study, here this is when you learn the details about your game and get to truly understand your potential weaknesses and where you can get better,  and then studying  opponents film helps to diagnose and analyze the opponent helping those find the small details that will help give you a leg up. Last but not least we have strength and conditioning, this is physical side of the game here it’s extremely important that you outwork your opponent and be able outlast them on the field and this is when all those extra reps and sprints come into effect, so when that fourth quarter hits we still on full go.

  • What do you worry about, and why?

I find myself often worrying about the future and how life is going to go. Given the opportunity in front of me right now to even have a chance at the NFL is a blessing, but regardless i’m always worrying about how i’m going to get to that next level, who’s gonna take a chance on me, and who’s really in my corner and wants to see me succeed. All these things that go through my mind is because I truly want to be successfully and even more importantly make my mom proud and be able to support her.

  • Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

My sophomore year against our biggest Rival John Hopkins, we were in position to win the game and I was put in a great position at a crucial point of the game to make a play and ultimately failed to do so. Playing DB you gotta forget about the last play and move on but this game stuck with me and I didn’t react in the best way, but from that point forward I took it personally to put in more time in the weight room and studying film in order to become even more of an impactful player.

  • What do your teammates say is your best quality?

My teammates would say that my best quality would be ability to diagnose and react on plays. When i’m on the field things feel like they’re moving slower and i’m able to breakdown what play we’re about to get.

  • Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

Justin Hill

  • What would your career be if you couldn’t play football?

If I couldn’t play football, i’m currently in school for my marketing degree so I would most likely be looking into work in that field or even pursuing a childhood dream and opening up my own sneaker store

  • Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?

Room, because I spend a lot time in there so it definitely has to be a comfortable environment

  • If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

Definitely my family member, I would give my life for theirs at any given moment, family means the world to me.

  • If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

Static Shock, one of the few black superheroes out here and as a kid he was definitely my favorite, but other than having powers just the ability to be able to help people resonates with me a lot.

  • Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?

My biggest adversity might have been the time I spent in Florida when I was sent away to live with my aunt and uncle, it was tough to be so far away from my mom for an extending period of time. But luckily I was with my sisters so I was able to overcome it because I knew they were going through it with me and we had to be strong for one another until we got back to New Jersey with our mom.

  • What is your most embarrassing moment?

Probably back in Highschool playing QB and I ran a sneak at the goal line, thinking I was in the endzone I kinda relaxed but apparently I wasn’t and the linebacker nonchalantly took the ball from my hands and ran it back 99

  • What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

My Sophomore year Moravian was driving down the field on the opening possession, they got all the way down to 4 when the quarterback threw a slide route to the tight end, playing cover 2 I saw it all the way picked the pass off and took it back 96. This was my first touchdown in my college career.

  • What song best describes your work ethic?

Kno the Meaning- Future

  • What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level?

Self-motivation

  • If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

Mac Miller, he passed away to soon, i’d want to chill with him for a day.

  • If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it?

Cinco’s Nightclub

  • Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

Chris Harris

  • Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

Rather be respected because at the end of the day people don’t have to like you in order to respect you.

  • What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

Josh Gordon, because right now he is his own worst enemy he has all the talent in the world but addiction is another beast within itself, sad to see it be able to consume someone with such bright future, hope he’s able to get help for himself.

  • Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

Hate Losing

  • Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

My mother, being a single mom having to raise three kids and finding a way to put all three of them through college. I look at my mom as the definition of strength and all she’s done, all she’s sacrificed, she is easily the biggest influence on my life not second thought needed.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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