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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Chris Malott, TE, Southeastern Louisiana

chris malottEvery year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, we will not be surprised, and neither should you. 

What is your name?

Chris Malott

Where do you play college football?

Southeastern Louisiana University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

I believe 5

How did you choose your school?

I wanted to get out of Texas and I thought they had a lot of talent to build on and compete for championships.

Where are you from?

The Woodlands, Texas

Who is your role model, and why?

My brother Keith, he’s always been my biggest supporter and influence when it comes to football or anything else I do in life he never lets me settle for anything but my best and continues to push me no matter how well I do.

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

Yes I have, they’ve told me they want me to gain some weight, and keep my speed to try playing TE at the next level.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I also ran track in Junior High and High School

Did you play any other positions in football?

Yes, I’ve played TE, LB, and S

CHECK OUT CHRIS’ HIGHLIGHTS HERE

At your position, what separates you from others?

That I’m a very willing blocker. I am not a selfish player and don’t complain about not getting the ball and will do whatever it takes to win.

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

I look for the defenses tendencies, how the DBs are going to line up in man vs zone, and what kind of technique the corners like to play.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Either Jason Verrett from TCU or Lorenzo Doss from Tulane

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

I’d compare myself to Eric Decker because he is going to make plays when you throw him the ball but he is also a willing blocker on run plays.

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

When I first came to Southeastern Louisiana my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was tough being this far away from her when she was going through chemo and surgeries then she ended up going into remission twice over that past 4 years. She always told me not to worry about her and focus on school and football because she’s going to be strong and get through it.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

After warmups I like to sit in my locker and pray before we go out.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strengths are my blocking and my hands.

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is cover 2 releases. I get impatient at times and wouldn’t use the technique I have been taught and it would put me in a bad position.

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

That I will do whatever it takes to win and I am a team player. I am willing to block every play of the game and not catch a ball if it means getting a win. I am extremely unselfish and always hope for the best from my teammates and I will do anything to help them. I am a very hard worker whether it’s on the field, weight room, or class room I am always going to give it everything I’ve got.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

My favorite player was Randy Moss and my favorite team is the Baltimore Ravens.

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

Randy Moss, Jerry Rice, and my Grandpa.

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