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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Brandon Dagnesses, DB, Bryant University

Bryant defensive back Brandon Dagnesses is a physical corner that reminds me of Brent Grimes

Bryant defensive back Brandon Dagnesses is a physical corner that reminds me of Brent Grimes

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?

Brandon Dagnesses

What is your Height/Weight?

5’10, 190

What is your position?


Where do you play college football? 

Bryant University

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

I go back to the the places I have trained in the past and help the younger guys get closer to where they want to be. I train with them and while I train with them, I help them out as well. I have also visited my High school as much as I can when I am back home, and talk to those guys as well.

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

Accounting and Finance.

Where are you from? 

Miami, Florida

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model has to be my father because he has led the way for me in life so gracefully, being the successful individual he is I look up to him and can’t wait to treat him in return.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball, soccer, and track.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I can play Receiver and anything on special teams.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I am physical off the line of scrimmage so whether its at corner or safety, I am going to get my hands on, and have the speed to run with the speedy guys as well.

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

I watch a lot of film. I always pick up on tendencies as much as I can. Whether it be with individual receivers and quarterbacks, as as a offensive whole.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Adrian Coxson from Stony Brook and Demarr Aultman were very talented.

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

Mix between Cortland Finnegan and Brent Grimes.

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

Knowing that no matter what, you will always have doubters and people that try doubt you. Ignore all of that and go achieve your goals.

brand dagDo you have any pre-game rituals?

I usually go out early to do a lot of stretching while listening to my specific playlist and right before kickoff I go down to the endzone to give thanks and pray.

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

You need to get rid of the negativity. The doubters who think its impossible or make it seem unachieveable to play at  the next level from a small school. Stay confident and work very hard.

What is your biggest strength?

My football IQ

What is your biggest weakness?

I am a perfectionist and that’s always what i strive for so when anything goes wrong even if it isn’t of  impact it still can frustrate me.

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

I may be from a small school but I know what ever position you appoint me to, whether it is defense, offense, or special teams, I will work harder than anyone to be the best I can be and work my way up. I will also give you great character and discipline as well as knowing that your actions off the field correlate directly to the field.

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

Miami Dolphins and Ricky Williams was my favorite growing now its Cam Newton.

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

I would love to have dinner with Floyd Mayweather, my Grandfather who passed away 10 years ago and my Mom.

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

Buy my Dad a new house.

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi?
  • Pizza or Burgers?

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

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