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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Brendon Felder, WR, Winston Salem State University

brendon felderEvery 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?

Brendon Felder

What is your Height/Weight?

I am 5’10 and weigh 190 pounds

Where do you play college football? –

University of Pittsburgh (transfer)

Winston Salem State University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

25+ Division 1 schools

How did you choose your school?

I chose Winston because I new I would step into a good Quarterback situation with Phil Sims and Rudy Johnson.

Where are you from?

LYNN, Ma

Who is your role model, and why?

My Dad, we been through so much together in Life and seeing him overcome obstacles that most would just give up, its amazing.

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

Yes I’ve talked to a few most have talked with my coach. They all have said the same thing my speeds intriguing and they love my Return Ability.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball I played until college but growing up I played Baseball, Hockey, Soccer I tried a little bit of everything.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I’ve played Quarterback, Running Back, Safety, and also played a little Corner Back in college

At your position, what separates you from others?

Definitely my speed and my quickness of the line.

CHECK OUT BRENDON’S HIGHLIGHT VIDEO HERE

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

First I always look at the safeties just because they can tell you what kind of defensive they are playing. But from there I’m looking at how the corner plays does he like to press, does he play off, can he defend the deep ball. His strengths and weaknesses.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

I would say My former Teammate K’Wuan Williams who now plays for the Cleveland Browns.

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

Honestly I Feel like I have my own style of play but I like to Mimic my game after Antonio Brown just because I’ve had days where I was at Pitt where I would catch him work out and would talk and pick his brain with Wide Receiver questions that I have translated to my play this season.

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

At a point in my life My father had lost his job and we had no place to live. But we stuck together and kept our faith. When times where low together we made times seem perfect. We ended up moving to Pittsburgh my dad got a nice job. From there on I was determined to make a negative situation into a positive one graduating from HS and College, keeping prayer, family, and having each other through anything and everything.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Just prayer and listening to music to get in Game Mode

What is your biggest strength?

My Speed

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

I’m someone with big play ability who overcame a bunch of adversity. One thing I’ll do is put my heart and soul on the line to help my squad positively on and of the field.  I love this game.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Deion Sanders without a doubt. Everyone wanted to be like PrimeTime

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

Deion Sanders, Bill Gates, My Uncle Vincent

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