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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Rodman Noel, LB, North Carolina State

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What is your name?

Rodman Noel

What is your Height/Weight?

6’4″ 230

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

North Carolina State

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?


How did you choose your school?

Familiar with the coaching staff

Where are you from?

Everett, MA

Who is your role model, and why?

Mother, she is the hardest worker I know. 

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

I am a big athletic player

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Football and Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

Coverage skills and intelligence 

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

To critique myself, opponents strengths and weaknesses. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Jameis Winston

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

Derrick Brooks

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

 Parents being divorced. I stayed focused and did anything to make them proud.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?


What is your biggest strength?

Smart and instinctive 

What is your biggest weakness?

Body weight

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

Whatever team I go to, I will give it my all and the other teams will be sorry for not taking me. 

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Ed Reed and the Patriots

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

Ed Reed and the Patriots

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