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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Eric Allen, DB, University of Mary-Hardin Baylor

eric allenEvery 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?

Eric Allen

Where do you play college football?

University Of Mary –Hardin Baylor

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

4

How did you choose your school?

They had a winning tradition and Christian background

Where are you from?

San Antonio ,Texas

Who is your role model, and why?

My older brothers because I’ve always had to live up to their expectations growing up and it has giving me great work ethic and determination

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

1 and he said I am a D1 cornerback and he loved my change of direction,speed, and hips but needed to work on my tackling.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Played basketball all the way until 8th grade and ran track my whole life.

Did you play any other positions in football?

In high school and my freshman year of college I played cornerback, sophomore through senior year I played nickleback,safety and did the punt return. Was a WR in middle school.

At your position, what separates you from others?

My intelligence, play recognition , and how fast I play.

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

Mannerisms, and route running

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Jasper Collins

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

Nnamdi Asomugha, his size and versatility.

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

I’ve dealt with adversity all through college and high school financially. The way I’ve gotten through it is my faith. I know I’m going to go through trials and tribulations, but one day God will see me through it all.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Before every game I listen to the same five songs , and when we run out the tunnel I go to the end zone near the scoreboard and get on a knee at the back pylon and say the exact same prayer every game.

What is your biggest strength?

Ball hawk,always in the right area, Read run/pass well

What is your biggest weakness?

Not the biggest hitter at times

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

If you’re looking for a guy who is going to be a play maker ,very coachable , and willing , I’m somebody to invest in . I have what it takes to play at the next level an opportunity is the only thing I’m in need of .

 Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Houston Texans, Deion Sanders

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

Deion Sanders,MLK,and my Mother

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