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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dayvon Ross, WR, Central State

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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dayvon Ross, WR, Central State

Dayvon Ross has quite the fan base and it is understandable.  Ross is a bigger receiver with great hands and great routes.  I was contacted by Rahim Moore of the Denver Broncos, who told me more about Dayvon, and when you have a guy that is in the league raving about a player you have to dig deeper.  Ross has great skills and will be a very solid player at the next level.  Teams have already shown interest in the Junior who decided to leave early after a wild college career path.

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

It was 8 teams that recruited me from High school. I chose to attend UCLA, because I wanted to stay home plus I wanted to play in the pac-12.

What were your goals for your senior year?

 My goals are to lead my conference in touchdowns in receiving yards again

Have any scouts met with you, and if so what are they saying?

Yes I’ve met with a couple scouts they like me just need to work on my speed & lose a couple pounds

At your position, what separates you from the others?

What separates me from others my catching ability in traffic going up to get the ball with the defender on me I also take pride in my route running ability

Tell us what you look for when breaking down film?

When I break down film i look for the hole in a defense also DBs weakness

Who was the toughest player you have ever faced?

The toughest player I’ve ever face had to be Denver Broncos starting safety Rahim Moore he is truly a ball hawk

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

If I had to compare myself to anyone it would be Michael Crabtree we play the same style football with the same kinda body type.

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

My biggest obstacle was to stick with football after all I been through to still keep going

What system fits your style of play the best?

Every system would fit me I can adjust easily in be productive in any offense

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my Catching i can catch anything

What is your biggest weakness?

My weakness is probably my speed, but I am working to improve it now

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

I will tell the GM that I’m hungry, humble, and I’m determined to be great. I will out work anyone

Growing up, who was your role model?

My role model has always been my mom she is my number one fan

Who was your favorite team and player in the NFL and why?

I never had a favorite team but my favorite player was Jerry Rice he always came up big for his team in he never complained about anything

What is the most tragic situation you have ever had to over come?

My granny passed away it was hard but I kept God first that’s how I over came it

If you were to have dinner with three people dead or alive who would it be?

Denzel Washington, 2pac and Malcom X.

With your first paycheck what would you buy

My first check i will help my family out especially my mom.

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