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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Andre Reyes, SS, Briar Cliff University

Andre Reyes is up for the Cliff Harris Award

Andre Reyes is up for the Cliff Harris Award

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?

Andre Reyes

What is your Height/Weight?

5″10 210lbs

What is your position?

SS/LB

Where do you play college football?

Briar Cliff University

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

Volunteered coaching a kids team

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

Biology

Where are you from?

Kenosha, WI

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother she’s a hard working single mother who raised three kids playing both roles

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes my first love was basketball also wrestled and ran track

Did you play any other positions in football?

I was a running back, safety, and TE in middle school

At your position, what separates you from others?

Hard work and being a student of the game watching a lot of film

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

Knowing the down and distance, formations, and tendencies gives you an upper hand when facing offenses

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

In high school against chargers RB Melvin Gordon

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

I would say Bob Sanders he’s a shorter guy but makes up for it with being physical and knowing where to be on the field

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

Not being apart of the lifestyle people around me growing up we’re apart of and I overcame it with a strong support system with my high school coaches and counselors

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Listen to the same playlist before every game

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

Getting exposure its tough because your not on TV and apart of a major D1 coaches seem to over look kids at this level

What is your biggest strength?

I would say play recognition, play making ability, and leadership

What is your biggest weakness?

I’m to hard on myself when I make mistakes

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

I’m a hard working player who will never take a play off, and a small school guy who plays with a chip on his shoulder who is willing to do whatever it takes to get an opportunity at the next level

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

As a defensive player my favorite player was Ray Lewis and favorite team was the Ravens after watching their defense in 2000 I was an instant fan

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

Ray Lewis, Michael Jordan, Barack Obama

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

A house for my mother

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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