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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Danny Wynne, S, Delaware Valley University

Delaware Valley University safety Danny Wynne might be the biggest sleeper in all of D3. This kid is a beast

Delaware Valley University safety Danny Wynne might be the biggest sleeper in all of D3. This kid is a beast

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? 

Danny Wynne 

What is your Height/Weight? 

6 1/2ft 200pds

What is your position? 

Safety 

Where do you play college football? 

Delaware Valley University 

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

Having the Warminster Pioneers come out to a couple of our practices to run drills and compete with each other. High school- apart of the challenger program, myself and fellow teammates would help kids with physical or mental illness play football and do drills. Also apart of the reading super bowl for our high school. Went to local elementary schools and read books and shared life experiences with the kids.

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

Natural Science 

Where are you from? 

Born in Philadelphia, raised in Hatfield Pennsylvania 

Who is your role model, and why? 

On field role model- Brian Dawkins, love his passion and intensity he brought to the game. Off field- My parents are without a doubt my biggest role models. Without them I wouldn’t be where I am today. My dad is the hardest working man in my life and my mom is the most dedicated, unselfish, and passionate woman I know.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Wrestling, baseball, track and field, basketball

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Throughout my 17 years I’ve played WR, LB, RB, QB, CB, SS, FS and DE

At your position, what separates you from others? 

What separates me is my work ethic, competitiveness, aggression and mental preparation

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

I first identify the offenses scheme and there play calls on each down and distance, then I focus on the QB, WR, and RB. I look for there strengths and weaknesses as well as there individual tendencies. I then look for offensive linemen tendencies as well as identifying personnel packages. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

In high school Zayd Issah, in college Anthony Davis 

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

Brian Dawkins, his big hits, aggression, and ability to cover a lot of the field 

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

Overcoming my hernia surgery in high school, also straining my hamstring before camp this past season. I overcame the amount of time I was suppose to be out and came back twice as fast. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Listen to Meek Mill and pray at the 40 

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

Coming from D3 I have to show I can compete at a higher level. I also have to get a lot of exposure, due to not having the exposure the division 1 guys get. 

What is your biggest strength? 

Aggression, play recognition, cover a lot of field and work ethic 

What is your biggest weakness? 

Man coverage

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

I’m a small town guy, with a huge heart for the game that refuses to have anyone outwork me. I’m very coach able and knowledgeable on the game. Any opportunity I am given I will make the absolute most of it and dedicate my life completely to it.

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

Philadelphia Eagles, Brian Dawkins 

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

Sean Taylor, Brian Dawkins, Michael Jordan

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I would pay off my student loans and help my parents and family with any financial problems or debts they had.

Rapid Answers:

  • Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
  • Backstreet Boys or One Direction? Neither
  • Lifetime Channel or HGTV? ESPN
  • 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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