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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Maurice Falls, OLB, East Carolina University

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What is your name?

Maurice Falls

Where do you play college football?

East Carolina

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?


How did you choose your school?

Only school that showed they wanted me

Where are you from?

Mt. Holly, NC

Who is your role model, and why?

My family. Only people who have been true and there for me

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


Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball and track

Did you play any other positions in football?

Free Safety, cornerback, wide receiver, QB

At your position, what separates you from others?


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

Effort and technique

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

AJ Blue was the QB from north Gaston and RB from UNC

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

Von miller, his measurables and his style of play

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

People telling me I’m not good at would I do. So I got stronger and faster

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Calm my mind and listen to music

What is your biggest strength?


What is your biggest weakness?

Seeing others suffer

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

I’m just a country boy from Gastonia NC looking to be able to provide for my family and community

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

I have 2. LaRon Landry and Ted Ginn Jr. and Carolina Panthers

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

Richard Pryor, Phil Knight, Sofia Vergara

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