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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Evan Stahl, P, Millersville University

Evan Stahl has a monster leg. You may have never heard of Millersville, but you should know the name Evan Stahl

NFL Draft Diamonds website has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible player. We hope to bring you more than 500 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner to the right.  Now let’s meet our next prospect!!!!

What is your name? 

Evan Stahl

What is your Height/Weight?

6 foot 1 inch/205lbs 

What is your position? 

Punter

Where do you play college football?

Millersville University  

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?

The coolest thing I was fortunate enough to do was help a youth football program in the Lancaster area. I was able to help coach the kids on the fundamentals of the game and even show them how to kick a couple footballs.  

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

The hardest class I ever had to take was Managerial Finance. Besides having a test each week on new material, the 30-page financial analyst paper was a hefty challenge to overcome. In the end, I came out a better business student.

Where are you from? 

Hartsville, Pennsylvania

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model would have to be my father. His work ethic is inspiring and the way he carries himself has influenced me in my day-to-day life. If it wasn’t for him I don’t think I would have been able to accomplish the things that I have.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Growing up I mostly played soccer and rugby.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I started playing football in 11th grade and focused myself on kicking and punting.  

At your position, what separates you from others?

What separates me from other punters is my ability to flip the field when need be. Also being able to directional punt and down the ball inside the 20 has been a strong suit of mine.    

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

When I break down film as a punter I look for the rushes the other team runs and where they place the most pressure. I also like to check out the returners and how they handle punts in certain situations.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

The toughest player I ever faced was Craig Reynolds who plays for Kutztown University. He is a great running back and someone who can be a deadly returner in any game. His physicality and speed are what sets him apart.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why? 

If I could compare myself to one player it would be Steve Weatherford who was the punter for the New York Giants. Steve was huge into fitness and his work ethic was unmatched. I see myself in Steve because of my addiction to the weight room and my ability to place the ball where I want it.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it? 

My biggest obstacle that I had to overcome was trying to make a name for myself and prove to my coaches and teammates that I wasn’t just another punter. I was someone who was going to work and do all the same things the other position players do. I haven’t faced too many hardships in my life, but football was able to show me who I really am through trials and tribulations.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I am not a very superstitious person, but if there is anything I like to do before a game it’s having my wrists tapped.

What is your biggest strength? 

My biggest strength is my work ethic and using my 24 hours to my advantage. Being able to wake up early and be organized in what I have to accomplish each and everyday has helped me greatly.

What is your biggest weakness? 

My biggest weakness is my patience. I like to get things done fast and everything is a race with myself.

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I would tell them I’m a rookie who can come in and start producing right away. Someone who is selfless and willing to be paid far less than a veteran who has been there longer. I’m someone who can play just as well as a veteran punter and produce results helping the team to success.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

Philadelphia Eagles  

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, whom would you choose?

Chris Farley, Frank Sinatra and Robert Redford

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

Besides paying off my student loans, I will probably end up buying a red BMW M3.

NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Elijah Lee, LB, Kansas State University

Elijah Lee was one of the biggest Combine Snubs in 2017. This kid is a freak

NFL Draft Diamonds website has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible player. We hope to bring you more than 500 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner to the right.  Now let’s meet our next prospect!!!!
What is your name? 

Elijah Lee

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’3 231

What is your position?

LB

Where do you play college football? 

Kansas State

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field? 

My first summer on campus I was in a leadership and for one of our projects with my classmates we organized a special Olympic event with all of the sports mainly football events. While those events went on we got to participate and interact with them.

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

Philosophy or Business Calc

Where are you from? 

St. Joseph Missouri

Who is your role model, and why? 

My mother because she raised my 2 younger sisters and I by herself and when I know we didn’t have something she always found a way to grind and get it without any help, so that’s where I get my don’t quit work ethic from.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball which was my first love and Baseball

Did you play any other positions in football? 

WR, RB, TE and safety 

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I would say my sideline to sideline speed 

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

First I look at the alignments and formations. Then I go on to see if a team has certain tendencies for what they like to do. Once I do that then I picture where my coverage or run fit would be with a defensive call.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

That’s a tough answer being that I have played against a lot of good players, but if I had to pick one it would be Christian McCaffrey or Joe Mixon

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Lavonte David because he’s a undersized LB that can play the run & pass and also plays sideline to sideline and is always around the ball.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Biggest obstacle I had to overcome was my anger problems as a kid and learning how to become coachable and not take everything personal and know that a coach pushes you so hard to get the best out of you.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Pray before and after I go out

What is your biggest strength? 

Biggest strength is my football IQ and being a Ball hawk

What is your biggest weakness? 

Biggest weakness is trying to be to perfect sometimes when I just need to go out and play and trust my abilities and what I know

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

All I need is a opportunity and great things will come from that opportunity.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

Ray Lewis

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

A car

NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Bilal Marshall, WR, Purdue University

Bilal Marshall is super underrated and can do a lot on the football field. I love this kids skills

NFL Draft Diamonds website has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible player. We hope to bring you more than 500 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner to the right.  Now let’s meet our next prospect!!!!

What is your name? 

Bilal Marshall

What is your Height/Weight? 

6-2 200lbs

What is your position? 

Wide Receiver/Punt Returner

Where do you play college football? 

Purdue University

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field? 

I was fortunate enough to go to South Africa last spring break in order to help out at a Christian orphanage with a couple of my teammates. We were there for a week where we built a new fence around the property to keep wild animals and criminals off of the premises. We also built a doggy pen for the guard dogs to sleep. The last thing we did was repaint the walls of the orphanage.

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

Biology 203 which is Human Anatomy.

Where are you from? 

Miami Florida

Who is your role model, and why? 

My mother, reason being is because she had me while she was in college and continued to finish her degree even though she had to raise me. Her persistence allowed me to be able to live a where I had everything I needed.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Track and Field as well as basketball.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Played Quarterback my entire life until after my freshman year at Purdue where I switched over to Receiver.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

Being a former Quarterback, I know the entire offense in and out and I read coverages fast as if I was in the backfield. My biggest asset is my long arms where I can High Point balls over corners as well as making the diving catch.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I look at both how the corners and safeties play in a particular coverage. Most defenses have a string attached to each player so it’s easy to find out what the corner is going to do based off of what the safety is doing with his depth and width on the field. I also look to see how aggressive a corner is and what hand he likes to use in the press game or if he uses both.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Soujourn Shelton from Wisconsin, he was quick and instinctive.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

 I would say A.J Green, we have a similar body build. We both have long arms and quick off the line.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it? 

Not playing at all my Redshirt Sophomore Year. The following spring I worked like I never have before thus becoming the player that I became by my senior year. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I say a quick prayer right after the Nation Anthem just to thank God for giving me the opportunity to play this game.

What is your biggest strength? 

Being a former quarterback and being able to be more mentally prepared than my opponent. I also can play any position on the field Outside Receiver, Slot Receiver, Running back, etc.

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say? 

With me you will get a player that’s going to do everything the right way. I compete through the whistle and never give up on a play.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up? 

Michael Vick, he revolutionized the game in his own way.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose? 

Mike Epps, Kevin Hart, and Ice Cube. That might be the funniest dinner table you can possibly be around.

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

When I can afford it, I plan to move my grandparents to a new house in a better area.

NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ezra Robinson, DB, Tennessee State University

Ezra Robinson will tear up the Combine. Remember the name his stock will soar!

NFL Draft Diamonds website has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible player. We hope to bring you more than 500 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner to the right.  Now let’s meet our next prospect!!!!

What is your name? 

Ezra Robinson

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’1 185

What is your position? 

DB

Where do you play college football? 

Michigan State / Tennessee State

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field? 

Volunteered at local Recreational Center in Sarasota teaching football

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

Japanese History @ Michigan St

Where are you from? 

Sarasota, Florida

Who is your role model, and why? 

Deion Sanders because he’s a one of the best to ever play DB and he has that dog in him

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football? 

RB, Safety, Nickel, WR

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My Mentality separates me-  nobody is going to catch anything on me

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

Redundancies and tendencies in the WR’s game as well as the QB and offense as a whole

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Ricky Jones – Indiana

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Marcus Peters because he’s one of the top corners in the NFL, which I strive to be. We both have that dog in us 

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it? 

Family issues and I dealt with them by grinding on the field

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Listen to Lil Wayne and Jermo Jones

What is your biggest strength? 

Speed

What is your biggest weakness? 

I am overly aggressive when jumping routes

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say? 

The Film doesn’t lie

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up? 

Deion Sanders

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose? 

Bill Gates, Grandma and Jesus Christ

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

Buy my mom a house 

NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Scott Orndoff, TE, University of Pittsburgh

Scott Orndoff is one of the most underrated prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft

NFL Draft Diamonds website has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible player. We hope to bring you more than 500 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner to the right.  Now let’s meet our next prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Scott Orndoff

What is your Height/Weight?

6’5 255

What is your position?

Tight End

Where do you play college football?

University of Pittsburgh

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?

Visiting the Shriners’ Children Hospital in Tampa for the East-West Shrine Game 

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

Psychology and the Law

Where are you from?

Waynesburg, PA

Who is your role model, and why?

My father. He introduced me to the game of football and he always has supported me with everything on and off the field.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball, Wrestling, Basketball Track and Field

Did you play any other positions in football?

WR, LB, DE and QB in high school

At your position, what separates you from others?

Blocking ability and speed for my size

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

Pre-snap body language that tips what opponents are about to do.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Christian Wilkins, Clemson

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Brent Celek

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Knee Injury freshman year. Staying positive and trying to just improve day by day.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

No

Pitt tight end Scott Orndoff

What is your biggest strength?

Speed for my size 

What is your biggest weakness?

Run blocking footwork

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I’m experienced in passing and run blocking, and I’ll be reliable in getting my job done.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

Hines Ward, Steelers

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Major Dick Winters, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

Car

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