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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: N’Gal Tillman, DB, Shaw University

n'galEvery 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?

N’gal Tillman

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11 / 185

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Shaw University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?


How did you choose your school?

Coach Robert Massey appeared to have had my best interest at heart when I was looking for a better opportunity to pursue my education, as well as play football.

Where are you from?

New Orleans, Louisiana 

Who is your role model, and why?

My father, because he raised me without my mother in my life and never complained! 

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

Giants, Seahawks and Raiders came to a few games, didn’t get a chance to talk directly to them.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Track and Baseball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Yes, running back, wide receiver, safety, kick return, punt return and quarterback. 

At your position, what separates you from others?

My effort and eye for the ball, which allows me to attack the ball at its highest point, as well as my overall my IQ for the game!

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

Opponents strengths and weakness, down and distance, how my opponent reacts when the play is not designed for him.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Can’t recall.

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

Brent Grimes because of his style of play that demonstrates an understanding and eye for the ball.

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

Growing up without my mother and some of my siblings in my life, I realized at a young age that life is not fair, but that’s life. I over came it by accepting and controlling what I can control.

n'gal 1Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Think and dream about big time plays and zone out to music.

What is your biggest strength?

My understanding for the game and understanding that I don’t know it all. Ability to remain level-headed.

What is your biggest weakness?

Getting too anxious. 

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

My goal is to play wherever the team needs me and win, I will give 110% and won’t let the organization down with any distractions.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Deion Sanders and New Orleans Saints 

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

Warren Buffet, Jay Z and Oprah Winfrey.

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 [email protected]


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