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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dylan Potts, WR, West Liberty University

dylan pottsEvery 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?

Dylan Potts

Where do you play college football?

West Liberty University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

I was recruited by almost all the MAC schools, offered by University of Akron, and recruited by some Conference USA schools

How did you choose your school?

I chose to go to Akron out of high school because it was a Division 1 school and also because of the coaching staff who originally recruited and offered me to play Quarterback.

Where are you from?

Sardis, Ohio

Who is your role model, and why?

My dad would be my role model because he has not only taught me what I know about the game of football, but also about life in general.

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

I met with two NFL scouts last spring during my Junior Pro Day

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball, baseball, and also ran track

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played QB my whole life leading up to my sophomore year in college, now I play WR and return kicks/punts

At your position, what separates you from others?

I believe my intelligence separates me, just picking up things very fast. Also, I believe my physical attributes help distinguish me from others.

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

I primarily play in the slot, so I’ll typically study the linebacker or safety over me, and study their tendencies.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Levi Barber, played linebacker for Shepherd University

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

Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots because of his versatility and how he maneuvers his way in the slot.

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

The biggest obstacle was transferring from Akron to West Liberty, and I handled it by being the hardest possible worker.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Just to do the same thing on every game day from the time I wake up till kickoff

What is your biggest strength?

Intelligence, quickness, and ability to make the tough plays

What is your biggest weakness?

Trying to make the big play too often, instead of taking what the defense is giving

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

That I’m a very smart, hardworking player who will do whatever role the coach asks him to do.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

My favorite team has always been the Dallas Cowboys, but I’ve always been a big Randy Moss fan

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

Muhammad Ali, Troy Aikman, and Mark Cuban

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