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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Darren Wilson, DL, Elizabeth City State University

Darren Wilson is a strong player who is training with Brian Martin of Parabolic. Wilson will have a great shot to make a roster

Darren Wilson is a strong player who is training with Brian Martin of Parabolic. Wilson will have a great shot to make a roster

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? 

Darren Wilson

What is your Height/Weight? 


What is your position? 

Defensive Tackle/Nose Guard

Where do you play college football? 

Elizabeth City State University

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

Jump for Heart at JC Sawyer Elementary School in Elizabeth City, NC.

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

Business Statistics

Where are you from? 

Hackensack, NJ

Who is your role model, and why? 

My Mother, she is the definition of determination and unconditional love.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

High school wrestling and high school outdoor track (shot put)

Did you play any other positions in football? 

High school: Right Tackle, Left Guard College: Left Tackle, PAT/FG

At your position, what separates you from others? 


At my position what separates me is consistency and work ethic.

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

Offensive blocking schemes, Formation run/pass tendency, attacking the best players mentally within the rules of the game. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Keon Brewer

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

Mike Daniels, he has a relentlessly and he runs to the football.

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

The biggest obstacle was losing 60 pounds as a transfer from ASA college to ECSU.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Praying to GOD mental reps

Darren WilsonWhat is your biggest strength? 

My ability to block shed

What is your biggest weakness? 

Looking for plays in the backfield

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

I would say if I was selling myself to a GM I am a journeymen so obstacles and adversity isn’t a problem.

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

Right now favorite Adrian Peterson/Vikings, growing up Jerry Rice/Niners

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

Angelique Wilson (mother), Steve Rankin(College Coach), Coach Mont (High School Coach)

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

Student loans

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi? Neither
  • 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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