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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: LeBranden Richardson, DE, Bethune – Cookman University

lebranden richardsonEvery 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?

LeBranden Richardson

Where do you play college football?

Bethune-Cookman University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

About 20

How did you choose your school?

It was best for me at the time

Where are you from?

Miami, Florida

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model is my Father because he should me first hand what life is all about and he made live easier for me and my siblings.

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

Continue to do what I do they are watching

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Baseball, Tennis

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

It’s a combination of things speed, power, smarts, coaching, and my style of play. I have an elite first step off the ball and I use my hands well along with numerous of moves and counters I can hit you with. I have a non-stop motor and pursue the ball with relentlessly.

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

Patterns of personnel, formations and plays along with individual tendency form a player, play, or formation.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?


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

Von Miller because we are similar in stature and ability I like his style of play and reiterate some of it in mines.

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

My life itself was an obstacle I continue to overcome it by staying alive, staying out of trouble, and the endless support of my friends and family

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Not really

What is your biggest strength?

Mind set

What is your biggest weakness?

Worrying about others

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


Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Favorite team: Miami Dolphins Favorite player: Lawrence Taylor

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

Jesus Christ, Lawrence Taylor, Sean Taylor

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