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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Brian Hall, CB, Bowie State University

Bowie State cornerback Brian Hall is a good slot corner with sound physical traits

Bowie State cornerback Brian Hall is a good slot corner with sound physical traits

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? 

Brian Hall

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’10 185

What is your position? 

Slot Corner

Where do you play college football? 

Bowie State University

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

Gave the shoes off my feet to the homeless

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


Where are you from? 

Seat Pleasant, MD

Who is your role model, and why? 

My late Great Grandma Nannie had to be the role model, she was big Momma and she knew how to keep things in order

Did you play any other sports growing up? 


Did you play any other positions in football? 

Stand up Defensive End, MLB, RB, WR, TE, Safety

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I believe that I’m a dual threat in the slot, covering and inserting in the run game

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

The tendencies of the players and alignments in formations

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Nick Mayers Old Dominion

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

Tyrann Mathieu, when I see him make plays on Sunday’s I see myself. The intangible player that every defensive coordinator dreams of.

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

Success without recognition in terms of a scholarship, kept grinding and networking pushing my name thru to whoever would listen.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Scream out “Hard Body” to remind myself that pain is temporary

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

I feel like everything is against me. There is always doubt about coming from a small school, because you have less respect as a ball player.

What is your biggest strength? 

My knowledge and awareness

BowieWhat is your biggest weakness? 


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

I would first thank the General Manager for taking the time out of his busy schedule to meet with me.  I know time is money, so I would be very upfront and straight forward with him.  I would tell him that signing me would be a great move for the organization, because I am a rare breed and play a scarce position in the league.

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

Deion Sanders

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

GG Nannie, Aunt Terri , Great Uncle Ty

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


Rapid Answers:

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

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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