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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: David Adebiyi Jr., DL, Savannah State University

david1Every 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?

David Adebiyi JR.

What is your Height/Weight?

6-4/285

What is your position?

Defensive Line

Where do you play college football?

Savannah State University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

Four

How did you choose your school?

I was looking to transfer to another university when  a coach who recruited me in high school got the job at SSU.

Where are you from?

Atlanta, Georgia

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother, she just has an undefeatable spirit and she gives her all to the people around her.

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

I had some contact before the previous season.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played Baseball and basketball before football.

Did you play any other positions in football?

Yes, Free safety, wide receiver offensive line, and linebacker.

At your position, what separates you from others?

My versatility, football IQ and My speed/ size combination.

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

I usually start by breaking down the strengths and weaknesses of each O-lineman individually, then onto what they are asked to do collectively in their scheme. From there its trying to match moves with situations to make plays. A big part of that is knowing what to expect by studying and then being able to quickly recognize tendencies.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

There is no individual player that stands out in my mind right now but two of the most physical games I have played in were both against Norfolk State.

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

Michael Bennett from the Seahawks, he is versatile, strong against the run and explosive in his pass rush I have been studying his game for a few years to see what I can incorporate into my game.

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

My injury in 2011, it was difficult and it halted my goals both athletically and academically. God has blessed me with a wonderful family who was there to support and encourage me. I worked hard and was able to improve my game from where it was before.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

No rituals just prayer and visualization.

What is your biggest strength?

My versatility to play multiple positions and my ability to rush effectively with power and speed.

What is your biggest weakness?

 I don’t know when to stop working.

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

I am a hardworking person who is versatile, capable and willing to do whatever will help your team win. I am someone who will exceed the standards set by the team both on the field and in the community.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Derrick Thomas, I have been wearing #58 because of him since high school. My favorite team growing up was my hometown Atlanta Falcons.

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

My grandmother is number one, Angela Davis, and Derrick Thomas.

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