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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Troy Beckett, CB, Bemidji State University

troyEvery 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?

Troy Beckett

What is your Height/Weight?


What is your position?    


Where do you play college football?  

Bemidji State University  

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?        

1 school was recruiting me out of high school

How did you choose your school?

I choose my school by my lord and savior and a friend

Where are you from?

I am from Maplewood, NJ but currently live in Willingboro, NJ

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model is Jesus Christ and the simple fact is because without him I wouldn’t be here this very moment

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

No scouts have met with me yet

Did you play any other sports growing up?  

I ran Track and played Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?  

I played Safety, Wide receiver, and running back

At your position, what separates you from others?  

At the Cornerback Position, what separates me from others is that you would have to just watch me and see for your self

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

When breaking down film, I look at everything. From me hustling to the other side of the field to me getting aligned right, I am very hard on myself and I feel like you have to be

troy 2Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

The toughest player I have ever faced was the wide receiver from Moorhead University.

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

If I could compare myself to another cornerback in the NFL now it would be a no brainer and that is Darrelle Revis and I say that because we are around the same height, same weight, we are physical and like to get hands on the receivers, I truly believe I can be one of the best Cornerbacks in this league now, Praise my holy Father and his name for allowing me to have and know my confidence

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

The biggest obstacle I have faced was when I got hurt my second season at my junior college and all the schools that were interested in me, stop contacting me and that really hurt me. but I worked hard to get my speed and strength back with some assistance from my dad along the way

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

My pre game ritual is simple, I pray to my holy father and I go handle business

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is the swag that I carry around with myself

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