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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Marshaun Coprich, RB, Illinois State University

31 small school players were named to the Senior Bowl Watch List

Illinois State running back Marshaun Coprich might be the best small school running back in the FCS

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?

Marshaun Coprich

What is your Height/Weight?


What is your position?

Running Back

Where do you play college football? 

Illinois State University 

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

Walk around Bloomington community playing football with the inner city kids and being in Frisco, Texas working with miracle league

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

Math 113

Where are you from? 


coprichWho is your role model, and why? 

My Mom because she never gives up

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I ran track the 4×1 and 100mm and played basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

KOR and Wide Receiver

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I can disappear and pop out of no where  

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

What the defense is running base coverage does the safety roll in cover 3 do they show there coverage’s do they try to hide there blitz or just show it see who is there blitzer  

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 


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

Ray Rice or Maurice Jones-Drew

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

Learning from my mistakes and taking them as learning lessons in life

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Yes I wear my wife’s hair ties on my wrist, drink an energy drink and listen to Puff Daddy’s All About the Benjamins

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

Just proving that I’m the real deal and I can compete with anybody

What is your biggest strength?

Fast, Strong and have Good hands 

What is your biggest weakness?

Looking for it

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

I am willing to do what ever it takes to help you win a Super Bowl, Sir.

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

Reggie Bush and Micheal Vick and the Honey Badger on the Cardinals, I like a lot of different players

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

My big brother Monrea, Jesus and my Mother

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I would buy a 350z Nissan it was what my brother wanted before he past

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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