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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Brandon Cheaton, DB, Missouri State University

brandon cheatonEvery 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?

Brandon Cheaton

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2″ 205lbs

What is your position?

Free Safety, Strong Safety, Nickel

Where do you play college football?

Missouri State University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

Delaware, JMU, Rutgers, UNC, William and Mary, Syracuse, USF, Marshall, WVU, Stony Brook, Monmouth, Boston College, Maryland  

How did you choose your school?

I choose my school because of my position coach Nick Rapone and the football tradition of the school. University of Delaware

Where are you from?

Philadelphia

Who is your role model, and why?

My dad because he does everything he can for the family.

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

Scouts came to see me in practice but no conversation.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Track and Field and Basketball

brandon cheaton 1Did you play any other positions in football?

Running back and Wide out

At your position, what separates you from others?

My speed and IQ for the game.

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

I look for tendencies that players and formations have. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Navy fullback Alexander Teich

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

Brian Dawkins because he plays with a chip on his shoulder and will hit you hard.

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

Going from University of Delaware to Los Angeles Pierce College to Missouri State University. I never gave up and looked at the big picture of what it will all be worth some day.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Yes I listen to the same playlist before every game and thank God for his blessings.

What is your biggest strength?

Speed

What is your biggest weakness?

Being a perfectionist

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

I’m a loyal player with speed and a high IQ with a great worth ethic.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Brian Dawkins and Philadelphia Eagles

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

Jesus, Martin Luther King Jr, My Dad.

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