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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Eric Blinn, WR, Bethany College

Bethany College wide out Eric Blinn is a good wide out from the D3

Bethany College wide out Eric Blinn is a good wide out from the D3

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? 

Eric Blinn

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’1 200lbs

What is your position? 

WR KR PR

Where do you play college football? 

Bethany College WV

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

Serving the less fortunate food at the soup kitchen

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

Macroeconomics

Where are you from? 

Beaver, Pennsylvania

Who is your role model, and why? 

My brothers, who have always pushed me to be the best I can be and support me in everything that I do

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball. I actually planned on playing in college before I chose to play football

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I played quarterback and free safety in high school before moving to receiver my freshman year in college.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My instincts, and experience playing this game

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

When I break down film I try to watch film from the previous season to see how that team played me. Many defenses try mixing things up with different types of clouded coverages to disrupt us offensively. I focus on the movements and tendencies of the defensive

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Tyler Boyd Pitt WR

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

Jordy Nelson, knowledge and big play capability

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

I was on the all star WPA Swag 7on7 team my senior year of high school. We were on our way to a tournament in Florida stopping at Division I schools on the way down when some players were walking back from eating and one was shot and killed in Durham, North Carolina. Friends and family support

ERIC BLINN11Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Listen to music and stretch on the field pre-game

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

Being overlooked

What is your biggest strength? 

Attention to detail and attacking the football

What is your biggest weakness? 

Working on getting hands off

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

I love this game and will bring everything I got to the field every opportunity I have.

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

Hines Ward Pittsburgh Steelers

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

LeBron James, Rob Gronkowski, and Antonio Brown

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

My parents a house

Rapid Answers:

  • Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
  • Backstreet Boys or One Direction?
  • Lifetime Channel or HGTV?
  • 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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