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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Evan Byers, LB, Bucknell University

IMG_2539.PNGEvery 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?

Evan Byers

Where do you play college football?

The Bucknell  University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

A lot of schools some  bigger some smaller. Everything happens for a reason though.

How did you choose your school?

Coach Susan is a great coach to play for you can tell he really cares about his players. He really made me feel wanted. Not to mention the great academics at Bucknell

Where are you from?

Scranton, PA

Who is your role model, and why?

My father. He has worked so hard for everything he has achieved in life.

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

They have been talking to my coach.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball and baseball

Did you play any other positions in football?

I was actually a corner and safety in high school while playing slot and running back on offense

At your position, what separates you from others?

Instincts, Desire, and knowledge of the game

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

I watch the offensive line a lot . I also like to go through different defensive play calls we have and picture  what I would do if that play on film is ran against me.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

I played a lot of tough players. I have a ton of respect for numerous guys I played against. I cant just pick one.

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

Tough question. I do not really like to compare myself to someone that has achieved so much and is already in the NFL . Everybody that is in the NFL is their for a reason. If I had to pick one though Danny Trevathan.

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

I have had a lot of obstacles as every other person in life has had. I am lucky to have been surrounded by great family, friends, and coaches to help get me to where I am at now.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

No

What is your biggest strength? 

I’m not sure. For that you would have to talk to my coach or people I have played against.

What is your biggest weakness?

Generic Answer but I need to get better at everything.

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

Give me a chance. I will make whatever GM who takes a chance on me look like a smart man. Forget the height, testing, and different measurements. I can play this game at the highest level.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Sean Taylor and the Redskins

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

Sean Taylor, Ray Lewis, and Ed Reed

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