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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Manrey Saint-Amour, OL, Georgia Southern University

manreyEvery 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?

Manrey Saint-Amour

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2” 295

What is your position?

Center

Where do you play college football?

Georgia Southern

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

8

How did you choose your school?

It was between App State and Georgia Southern, I wasn’t sure about it so I prayed to God for direction. The next day App called and said they didn’t have a spot for me. I knew that Georgia Southern was where God wanted me to go.

Where are you from?

I was born in Cap Haitian, Haiti. But I grew up in Gwinnett, Ga.

Who is your role model, and why?

My Father he is a preacher and sacrificed a lot for my family because of him I am saved and I am the person I am today.

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

No

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball in high school freshman and sophomore year.

Did you play any other positions in football?

Guard

At your position, what separates you from others?

My quickness, motor, and my footwork.

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

I look for my footwork, hand placement, effort, and the little mistakes that I can fix.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Kwame Geathers

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

Alex Mack – Because he is a great technician and he plays with a great Motor.

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

In 10th grade I had to get ready to start center for my 11th grade year so the whole year I had to prepare to start. I was 175, so I had gain weight and get stronger. So the whole year I worked overtime, by the next season came around I was 225 and I got the starting job.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I read the bible and pray before the game.

What is your biggest strength?

Work ethic and motor

What is your biggest weakness?

Finding the little things to help me get better

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

Just give me one shot and it will be the best decision you ever made you won’t regret it.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

My favorite player growing up was Walter Jones Left tackle for the Seahawks and my favorite team was the Philadelphia Eagles.

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

Leonard Ravenhill, David Wilkerson, and Theodore Roosevelt.

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