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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Sterry Codrington, DB, Stonehill College

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What is your name?

My name is Sterry Codrington.

Where do you play college football?

Stonehill College.

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

Around 7-10 schools recruited me out of high school.

How did you choose your school?

I chose my college because of the academics as well as the people there.

Where are you from?

I am from Freehold, NJ.

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model is my mom because she’s the hardest worker I’ve ever met.

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

Haven’t met with any scouts.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball, baseball and I ran track growing up.

Did you play any other positions in football?

Prior to establishing myself as a Defensive Back, I played QB, WR, and Linebacker.

At your position, what separates you from others?

My knowledge of the game and each situation on the field. I am very good at using my hands and quickness to defeat blockers. I have great closing speed when I am attempting to make a tackle. I am also very good at tackling in the open field.

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

I look for tendencies and footwork of the opponent. I look to see what they’re doing when they aren’t getting the ball. I look for ways to outsmart the opponent and confuse them during each play so I’m always a step ahead.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

I’d have to say a running back from the University of New Haven.

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

I would compare my style of play to Earl Thomas of the Seahawks. I pride myself in my tackling ability. I also bring a lot of passion and fire along with my gameplay.


Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I usually pray in front of the goal post before every game.

What is your biggest strength?

My knowledge for the game and my tackling ability.

What is your biggest weakness?

My size and speed.

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

I would say that I have a lot of potential as a player, and with just a little help, I could go a long way. I would also make sure that you knew I would work extremely hard and make the necessary sacrifices if need be.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Brian Dawkins and the Philadelphia Eagles

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

Sean Taylor, Tyrann Mathieu, Jennifer Aniston

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