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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Teddy Corwin, DE, Illinois State University

    Illinois State defensive end Teddy Corwin is a very humble and fierce competitor. He is a mirror image of Jared Allen in college

Illinois State defensive end Teddy Corwin is a very humble and fierce competitor. He is a mirror image of Jared Allen in college

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?

Teddy Corwin

What is your Height/Weight?

6’5 260

What is your position?

Defensive End

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?

Helping out with the Illinois special Olympics for two years

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

Every math class I’ve taken in college

Where are you from?

St. Louis, Missouri

Who is your role model, and why?

Both of my parents because they showed me what hard work looks like, and showed me how to keep pushing even when times are hard.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, baseball, and a little bit of soccer

Did you play any other positions in football?

Tight End, played tight end my freshman year before getting moved to defensive end.

At your position, what separates you from others?

My physicality, my relentlessness, my play making abilities, and being able to stop the run and also rush the passer.

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

I’m looking for tendencies by the offense. The offensive lines pass sets, where the line looks pre snap, and hints they might give away such as being light on their hand for pass or heavy on their hand on run.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

David Johnson from Northern Iowa whose on the Cardinals now, or Carson Wentz from North Dakota State

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

Jared Allen because we have similar styles of play in being able to rush the passer and makes plays in the run game as well.

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

Not being recruited heavily by any big time programs, I overcame it by working hard and making it a point to prove wrong all those programs who passed me up

Illinois State defensive end Teddy Corwin is a very humble and fierce competitor.  He is a mirror image of Jared Allen in collegeDo you have any pre-game rituals?

Not really, listening to music and going through my own stretch routine out on the field before we stretch as a team.

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

The stereotypes people think of a small school program, not playing the best competition but our school is in the top conference at our division so we are playing top competition even though we aren’t a FBS program,

What is your biggest strength?

I am a playmaker, I can rush the passer & stop the run, and I use my physicality to my advantage in order to be a force on defense.

What is your biggest weakness?

My strength

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

I can play defense, offense, and make an impact on special teams, coming from a small school I will always work hard and always have a chip on my shoulder wherever I end up.

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

Marshall Faulk and the St. Louis Rams

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

Jesus Christ, Chris Kyle, Ray Lewis

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I would buy an Apartment and help out my parents with whatever they need

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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