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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Anthony Eubanks, WR, Carson-Newman University

anthony eubanksEvery 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?

Anthony Eubanks II

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2″ 195 lbs

What is your position?

Wide Receiver

Where do you play college football?

Carson-Newman University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

Eight teams recruited me out of high school.

How did you choose your school?

I chose Carson-Newman because the coaches showed me the upmost respect and the players were genuine; as well as, the university offered good academics.

Where are you from?

I am from Pendleton, South Carolina

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model is my mother because of her determination and drive; her willingness to never accept no as a final answer. She is an extremely hard worker and always will do what it takes to get the job done. I will always strive to become half of what she has accomplished.

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

Yes, several scouts have been in contact with me. The scouts have said that a have great hands, good size, good route running, good speed and athletic ability.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes, I played and lettered in basketball and track & field, also played soccer.

Did you play any other positions in football?

Yes, I played corner and safety in high school and also played a lot of special teams in both high school and college.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I take a lot of pride in going up and attacking the ball at its highest point; as well as, releases and getting open

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

When breaking down film I tend to focus on what I could have done better or did incorrectly from the last game(s) and practice(s). I also find out a lot about who’s in front of me and their tendencies when guarding receivers.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Deandre Hopkins, very talented player

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

I would have to say Dez Bryant in likeness, but not comparison. I believe that I bring a certain style, strength and ability to this game that would be like no other.

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

To date my biggest obstacle was graduating college in four years while playing football. I achieved this by having a big support group and staying focused and disciplined everyday.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I listen to the same song right before we go out for the coin toss and I always meet with my roommate before the game.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is I am very coachable, determined and adaptable.

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is achieving perfection.

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

I will bring to this team and the organization a dedicated, dependable, driven individual with strong work ethics, who will bring an immediate contribution to the team and the organization’s success on and off the field.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

My favorite player growing up was Terrell Owens and favorite team was the Atlanta Falcons

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

I would eat dinner with Sammy Davis, Jr., Bill Maher,  and Angelina Jolie

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