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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Gabriel West, DB, Oklahoma Panhandle State

Gabriel West is a big bodied corner with good athleticism.

Gabriel West is a big bodied corner with good athleticism.

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?

Antha Gabriel West

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1, 190

What is your position?

DB

Where do you play college football?

Oklahoma Panhandle State

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

I coach a 7 on 7 team in the summer time 18 and under 

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

College Algebra 

Where are you from?

Little Rock/Stuttgart Arkansas 

Who is your role model, and why?

My big brother Robert West he never lets anything block his vision 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Boxing, Football, and Track

Did you play any other positions in football?

QB, WR, and HB

At your position, what separates you from others?

My press, I feel like I have one of the best press games in the country 

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

Favorite route combos and favorite personnel  

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Jaelen Strong/ Michael Dyer 

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

Tyrann Mathieu because I can play CB and Safety and not afraid of contact

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

I would say being homeless in JUCO or being hurt majority of my Senior Year.  I overcame it by just keeping faith in the most high

gabriel opsuDo you have any pre-game rituals?

I get my Boosie & Webbie playing and I get ready to go fight

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

I feel like small schools are all looked at the same and that’s a huge obstacle I have to overcome 

What is your biggest strength?

Press man coverage 

What is your biggest weakness?

Playing off man 

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

I’m the guy that plays all positions in the secondary with no problems. I’m hungry, I’m humble, and willing to do whatever it takes 

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

Mike Vick 

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

Tupac, Deion Sanders, and Muhammad Ali

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Move my sisters out of Southwest Little Rock

Rapid Answers:

  • Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
  • Backstreet Boys or One Direction? Neither 
  • 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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