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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Alex Perry, LB, Delaware State University

alex perry 1Every 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?

Alex Perry

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11/225

What is your position?

Outside Linebacker

Where do you play college football?

Delaware State University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

No official offers.

How did you choose your school?

Walked on. Earned scholarship senior year.

Where are you from?

Jacksonville, Florida

Who is your role model, and why?

All the men who have helped me progress in my life. No specific person they are all equally important.

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

None. I’m the underdog.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Soccer. Basketball.

alex perry 2Did you play any other positions in football?

Always Linebacker.

At your position, what separates you from others?

Most always the strongest out of every group of linebackers I’ve played with. And work ethic through the roof.

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

Offensive tendencies. Things that aren’t normally done.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Ian Silverman.

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

Bobby Wagner. Both undersized and play with a chip on shoulder.

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

Accepting the fact that my father wouldn’t be able to watch my play anymore after he passed. I overcame it by working hard every chance I got and never forgetting what he taught me.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Just praying to God and thanking him for the opportunity.

What is your biggest strength?

Upper body strength.

What is your biggest weakness?

Having violent hands at the point of attack.

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

You would not be disappointed in your decision, I will give everything I have to help this team win.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Ray Lewis. And the Jaguars.

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

My deceased father. Tupac. David Banner.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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