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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Gabriel Chambers, WR, Faulkner University

chambersEvery 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?

My name is Gabriel Chambers

Where do you play college football?

I played 3 years at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama but I finish my senior year in Montgomery, Alabama at Faulkner University.

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

I had about 12 full offer

How did you choose your school?

My cousin Maurice Dupree played and set records there, so I decided to go there and try to break them, and plus me and my high school quarterback Coty Blanchard who I’ve known since I was 3-4 years old was going there so I was like why split up. We won a state championship together so I was wanting to win more with him cause he was my quarterback and brother.

Where are you from?

I’m from Centre, Alabama

Who is your role model, and why?

Fran Blanchard, Thomas Curry, Shawn Sutton, and Maurice Dupree. Coach Blanchard/Curry has always been a great father figure to me since I was little and actually help me throughout life. Coach Shawn Sutton is a role model to me because he is a caring coach and he will help you out and any situation no matter what it is. Maurice Dupree is a great role model cause he always sets records and goals for me to achieve them. He always push me the extra step in our workouts and running. His work ethic is crazy.

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

None


Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played every sport but soccer

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played Running Back, Cornerback, and Safety

At your position, what separates you from others?

I don’t know to be honest but people say my speed and the ability to score or being a deep threat or big playmaker every time I touch the ball

 

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

I break down film and study film by studying in a triangle. The Outside Linebacker, Cornerback, and the Safety. I read their movement and it allows me to play faster

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

I don’t know because I done went against a lot but I’ll have to say Aj Davis and Pierre Warren. I played college ball with them n they both were fast and smart

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

Tavon Austin and Desean Jackson. I would compare myself to Tavon Austin because I can return kicks like him, and I compare myself to Desean Jackson cause people say I have speed just like both of them but I play a lot like him.

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

I’ll say being injury during my college career. Missing 4 games my Sophomore year in college and then missing 5-6 games in my junior year. I overcome them by taking care of my body more and I done a lot of rehab for my hamstring

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Listen to music and watching football highlights. Especially Desean Jackson, Tavon Austin, and Devin Hester

What is your biggest strength?

Speed, Acceleration, excellent vision, can make defender miss, Incredible balance and stop/start ability

What is your biggest weakness?

Has to be my height and not big hands

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

I’ll say I can bring leadership quality, a great teammate, and a playmaker that is consistent and I’m able to handle adversity

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Growing up it was Randy Moss, Barry Sanders, Chad Johnson. My team was Atlanta Falcon and the San Fransico 49ers

 

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

Tupac, Hilter, and Carrie Underwood/Taylor Swift

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