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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Michael Isbell, WR, University of North Carolina Pembroke

michael isbell 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?

Michael Isbell

What is your Height/Weight?

6’0, 185lbs

What is your position?

Wide Receiver

Where do you play college football?

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?


How did you choose your school?

I chose my school by the in class education and the football program together as a whole.

Where are you from?

I’m from Lenoir, NC.

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model is my grandfather George Isbell, he has taught me my grind, and I’m just trying to make him proud.

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

No scouts have communicated with me yet.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball, baseball, and ran track.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played quarterback, cornerback, free safety, and running back.

At your position, what separates you from others?

My effort, coaching ability, speed, and heart.

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

I look for coverages, the corner and safeties footwork and physicality, I also look to see how discipline they are.

michael isbellWho was the toughest player you ever faced?

Kris Frost gave me a challenge.

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

Percy Harvin, because of my speed and field smart to find a way to get open.

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

A huge obstacle I had to overcome was shattering my shoulder and persevering through the pain to be able to play that next season.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

The only thing that I do as a ritual is point at the stands at my grandfather every game.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my work ethic.

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is me being my own critic.

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

I would sell myself as hardworking and loyal.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

My favorite player in the NFL is Arian Foster, and my favorite team is the Texans.

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

Martin Luther King, Meek Mill, and Barrack Obama.

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