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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Deveon Dinwiddie, DB, Emporia State University

deveonEvery 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?

Deveon Dinwiddie

What is your Height/Weight?

5’9/ 180-CB/ Return Specialist

Where do you play college football?

Emporia State University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

8 teams

How did you choose your school?

I wasn’t ready to live far away from my family

Where are you from?

Raised in Hutchinson Kansas, Born in Lansing Michigan

Who is your role model, and why?

My older sister Ashley & my younger brother Deshawn are my role models. After being taken away from our mother, my older sister had to become a mother figure and it was hard but I believe she did a good job. She’s only 23 with a one year old and goes to college. Seeing her not give up motivates me even more. My brother Deshawn motivates me everyday, he’s my best friend. If I’m doubting myself he’ll be right there to pick me up & vice versa.

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

There was one scout asking about me that I know of for sure.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball and ran track

Did you play any other positions in football?

RB, Slot WR

At your position, what separates you from others?

My speed, physical ability, hand/ eye coordination, & quickness. Playing different positions in college helped me be more of a versatile player & stand out from others.

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

The other teams tendencies and strengths and weaknesses

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Zach Mettenberger who plays for Titans

deveon1If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

A smaller Patrick Peterson, Because he is a great athlete and is so versatile. If he had opportunity to play receiver he could be one of the best receivers in the game. I relate to his versatile and athleticism. I can adapt to any position the team needs me to play.

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

Getting taken away from my mother was my biggest obstacle in life. Being surrounded by my siblings & people that cared for us really helped me overcome that time in my life.

What is your biggest strength?

Speed and leadership, hands, quickness

What is your biggest weakness?

Still learning the position

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

I would represent the club and work harder than any other person on the team

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Sean Taylor and New York Giants/ Baltimore Ravens

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

Michael Vick, Ray Lewis and Ed Reed

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