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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Matt Soltes, QB, East Stroudsburg University

NFL scouts really like the small school quarterback Matt Soltes from East Stroudsburg

NFL scouts really like the small school quarterback Matt Soltes from East Stroudsburg

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?

Matt Soltes 

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’3 221 pounds

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

East Stroudsburg University

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

Rang bells for the Salvation Army with my teammates

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

Quantitative Business Analysis

Where are you from? 

Vernon, New Jersey

Who is your role model, and why? 

My father, he is the toughest and hardest working man there is

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Football, baseball, lacrosse, and basketball

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Safety and Punter

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My leadership and command of an offense

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

Coverages, fronts, and tendencies

Matt Soltes 1Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Julian Howsare, Clarion Defensive end

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

 Aaron Rodgers, commands the huddle and sneaky athletic

 Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Country music to start off then transitioning into Rap

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

Showing coaches and GMs I can play with the best

What is your biggest strength? 

My leadership and extending plays

What is your biggest weakness? 

Mistakes made after extending a play (taking sack, interception)

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

I am the hardest working person you will ever meet.

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

Brett Favre, Giants and Packers

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

Chris Kyle,  Pat Tillman, my great Grandpa

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Pay off any loan or debt, buy my parents  their dream house

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 [email protected]

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