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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Corey Wright, DB, Adams State University

Corey Wright of Adams State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds to talk about the NFL Draft.

•    Name: Corey Wright
•    Height: 5’10
•    Weight: 195
•    Position: DB
•    College: Adams State University
•    Twitter: @Ball_2influence

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
•    From Raliegh NC , there it’s good parts and it’s rough parts like every other city 

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
•    Film Study is number 1. If you don’t know how you look honestly and then look for an opponent you will never turn your weaknesses into your strengths for your self and ultimately your team. Secondly, Conditioning! Condition sets you up to be able to dig deeper in critical game situations, the most conditioned athlete/ team mentally and physically will outlast any opponent. The third is practice from the film study and being in conditioned practice is where you build chemistry and schemes within the team. Strength the weight room is where you build durability within muscle and mind.

What do you worry about, and why?
•   Worry about leaving unsatisfied, not leaving a legacy/ example for the next kid coming out of a small school, and not living up to my full potential as a teammate and at my position. I want to leave the game saying I dominated my position in the time God allowed me to play.

How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
•    I see failures as constructive criticism . I can never fail at anything as long as I say I was defeated . When I came to Adam State recruited as a Running Back , and I never touched the field the first half of the season I felt like a huge failure . I knew I had the talent to start , and I put in so much unseen work before hand in getting to the program it felt like I lost in life . When I spoke with my position coach about it , and was upset with being 4th on the depth chart , he offered the idea of me playing Defense to help the team . I had a past at Linebacker and a knack for the position , so I made the switch. Come to find out I jumped the depth chart and became second string after the first week and made plays in games for us. It changed my whole view of failure , and understood its ways to win and being a teammate willing to jump to any spot called for , made me understand what it means to be a winner.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?
•    “Bro you were working your tail off all summer. I seen it first-hand bro. and I know you got it in you. you have this drive and this mentality that will take you far. and i know you got this like deadass. there’s no doubt in my mind you make it somehow someway”- From one of my teammates (Kiaki #19 Adam State TE) . The quality I will say is “drive” “will.” I’m 24 tomorrow. I’m never going to stop until I’m satisfied .

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
•    Can’t say

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

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

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
•    Depends on whose closer and whose purpose I thought was for the better of this world not sound judgment mental.

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
•    Fresh Prince because it would allow me to work with Will Smith. Legend.

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
•    There are many times. I would say when I was homeless in LA. I had to live in my girlfriend car bc I didn’t have one. I knew going back home and telling my folks was an option bc it would prove the doubt of me traveling so far to chase after a game.

What is your most embarrassing moment?
•    2016 we won only 1 game I think I barely had 500 yards on the season. No touchdowns.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
•    Black Hills September 15th @ 1 O’clock. We were up at touch down I believe but the game was going back and forth . It’s 3rd down they needed a first and we needed a way to get the ball back . The Slot ran a slant and I jumped it , he caught it but I stripped it and recovered the ball , we retain possession and we score . Ultimately we won the game at the end . All that really mattered.

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level?
•    Passion will forever be # 1 ; If you don’t have a passion for it in life, don’t bother trying have a career out of it ; Again that’s for anything.

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
•    My Grandma, she wasn’t supposed to die that’s how much I felt confused. God has his time for every one of us but , the fact she is was that vessel who introduced God in my life and never let me stray away, from cards she sent of verses, taking us to church every Easter, being that vessel to bring my mom side of the family together come the holidays . The brain hemorrhage came out of nowhere and my second semester in Jr College, that brought me home.

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 
•    Ballers, if you ain’t got at least 30k on you. Don’t bother entering

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 
•    Tyrann Mathieu, to be 5’9 185 making plays the way he makes year after year and only gets invited to 1 Pro Bowl. Doesn’t make sense to me , also the fact he can play any DB or hybrid rover Linebacker position .SS for Savage Safety … I also want to shed light on these 2 guys, Mark Barron, and Deone Buchannon. Safties that moved to the mike position and still play at a highlevel.. That a way to Adapt in my eyes.

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
•    Respected, all I know now. Your respect as a man everything, I been the one where people liked me and didnt have respect for me. You eventually end up wasting your time.

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
•    Colin Kaepernick , I believe he wanted to shed light too off-field issue’s that have been put aside for a people but intern end up being an issue because of it . How does that make sense? 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?
•    I love to win and I hate to loose. Both

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
• its a tie between Mom and Dad. Not because they both stayed in my life, but my mom has MS and never complains, wakes up at 7 to start her day with a job and has another one. She’s 62. My Dad put away a lot of dreams to stay by my side and worked at jobs for them to pay off for me in the long run. If he never would have worked at American Airlines I would’ve never got this far bc we low on income so plane flights had to be covered. He also has 2 jobs, hardest worker I know!

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