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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Andrew McReynolds, CB, Southwest Minnesota State

Andrew McReynolds is a ball hawk that plays bigger than he is. He is always around the ball

Andrew McReynolds is a ball hawk that plays bigger than he is. He is always around the ball

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name? ‬

Andrew McReynolds‬

What is your Height/Weight? ‬

5’10″/189lbs‬

What is your position? ‬

Cornerback/Return Specialist‬

Where do you play college football? ‬

Southwest Minnesota State University‬

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field? ‬

We go out and ask the elders in the community if we can help out around their house or rake leaves for them. ‬

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?‬

Anatomical Kinesiology‬

Where are you from? ‬

Aurora, Colorado‬

Who is your role model, and why? ‬

My father, he has always worked hard to provide for my family and I, giving me the gift of opportunity. ‬

Did you play any other sports growing up? ‬

I played baseball, basketball, ran track, as well as some lacrosse. ‬

Did you play any other positions in football? ‬

Quarterback until I couldn’t see over the offensive line‬

At your position, what separates you from others? ‬

My man skills are as good as any out there, and when I get the chance to have zone eyes I can go make plays on the ball. ‬

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

Any 3-step triggers I can get from the QB as well as how the receivers releases are and how they progress throughout the game, seeing if they are setting me up for a move later on. ‬

Andrew McReynoldsWho was the toughest player you ‬ever faced? ‬

John Brown ‬

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

Chris Harris Jr., his size is so similar as well as how aggressive he is towards the ball and how he isn’t afraid to be physical with receivers. ‬

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

A big obstacle for me was leaving my family to chase my dream, I grew up fast when I moved up here and continue to keep my focus as to why I’m here.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? ‬

I try to relax with my family any chance I get.

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?‬

The obvious is the amount of national publicity we do not receive, but also the amount of professional players that have come out of my school are few and far between so we don’t have the tradition of great athletes coming out of my school as well. ‬

What is your biggest strength? ‬

My ball skills‬

What is your biggest weakness? ‬

My smaller size‬

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

I will work as hard as any man in the organization giving the best effort and performance I can for the team. ‬

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up? ‬

Champ Bailey is a guy I tried to emulate my game off of and my favorite team is the Rams as my whole family is originally form St. Louis. ‬

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

My Dad, Champ Bailey, and my Grandpa‬

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy? ‬

My mom the home she’s always dreamed of

Rapid Answers:‬

* Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
‪* Backstreet Boys or One Direction?‬
‪* Lifetime Channel or HGTV?‬
‪* Waffles or Pancakes?‬
‪* Snakes or Spiders?
‪* Madden or Mario?‬

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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