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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Devin Benton, DT, Southwestern Oklahoma State

devin bentonEvery 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? 

Devin Benton

Where do you play college football? 

South Western Oklahoma State University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?


How did you choose your school?

Just felt right.

Where are you from?

Baton Rouge Louisiana

Who is your role model, and why?

Josh Musick because of his mentality

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

Yes. St Louis Rams and they were just touching base.

Did you play any other sports growing up?


Did you play any other positions in football?

Fullback, Running back. Linebacker

At your position, what separates you from others?

Strength, Get off, Stamina.

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

Everything, I don’t particularly care about size at all but I really look to see what I do. That can beat my opponent. I look at first step. How aggressive he is at the point of attack. How fast his hands are and how Where his feet are,

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

It wasn’t so much a player as much as it was just the opposite team game planning and really trying to take me out the play.

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

I cant say I play like anybody but myself but I will say I do respect players like Clay Matthews. James Harrison. Brian Dawkins. Ronnie Lott. Darren Sproles. Marshawn Lynch. Really just the players that play the way its supposed to be Played.

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

I face different types of adversity daily but I learned as a kid to just keep my head and work hard.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?


What is your biggest strength?

My strength.

What is your biggest weakness?

Sometimes I’m too fast at times and can overrun things.

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

Watch me

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Brian Dawkins.

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

Jim Brown. Brian Dawkins. Roger Godell

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