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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Colby Hamel, OL, Fort Hays State University

Fort Hays State offensive lineman Colby Hamel is an athletic big man that can get it done

Fort Hays State offensive lineman Colby Hamel is an athletic big man that can get it done

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?

Colby Adam Hamel

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3 310

What is your position?

OL (C- 3 years) 46 Consecutive college starts

Where do you play college football?

2 years of junior college football 1 year at Hutchinson community college then 1 year at Garden city community college then 2 years at Fort Hays state university also played 1 year of college basketball at Oklahoma Wesleyan University

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

Helped with an underprivileged event in New York City in the inner city projects on a missions trip!

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


Where are you from?

Graduated from Lakin high school in Lakin Kansas my family resides in Wichita Kansas

Who is your role model, and why?

My Father is my role model Because is the greatest human being I have ever met or known he also played professional football over seas in Europe! Never gives up but only pushes me beyond my limits!

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, baseball, soccer, track, wrestling! Wasn’t a sport I didn’t play!

Did you play any other positions in football?

OL – played Tackle in JUCO also a little guard! Utility OL! Also played in 1 game as a nose guard in JUCO in a bowl game vs Tyler junior college where I posted 13 tackles 6 for loss!

At your position, what separates you from others?

Athleticism, Footwork, IQ

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

Hands, pass rush moves on pass play downs, how well they she blocks, leverage, do they reach or Dive for tackles, also do they finish plays if not you punish them for it!

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

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

Pouncey twins with a mean streak like Richie Incognito

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

3 Offensive Line Coaching changes, You can only control what you do from whistle to whistle!

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Family brings me Pedialyte and Granola Bars before every game and the usual hot tub session!

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

The mindset! Getting in front of the right people at the right time! Lot of people doubt you And where you have came from!

What is your biggest strength?

Athleticism, Feet, Hands

ColbyWhat is your biggest weakness?

Height, competition level, and Not having the correct technique coached to me!

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

46 career starts, Athletic versatile guy who can command an offensive line, can get out in open space and make blocks and gets to the second level really well and is strong and finishes blocks well!

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

Suh or Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers – the man was a ARTIST with the football

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

Brett Favre, Alabama strength and conditioning coach, Jennifer Aniston

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Pay off any school debt and then season tickets to Nebraska Cornhusker Football!

Rpid Answers:

  • Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
  • Backstreet Boys or One Direction?
  • Lifetime Channel or HGTV?
  • Waffles or Pancakes?
  • Snakes or Spiders? Dogs
  • Madden or Mario?

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