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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tyrell Curry, DB, Eastern Kentucky University

Tyrell Curry of Eastern Kentucky is an athletically gifted defensive back that will make you pay if you come across the middle

Tyrell Curry of Eastern Kentucky is an athletically gifted defensive back that will make you pay if you come across the middle

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? 

Tyrell Curry

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’9  195

What is your position?

Defensive Back

Where do you play college football? 

Eastern Kentucky University

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

I helped with the soup kitchen here at EKU a couple of time. EKU football gave me many opportunities and experiences off the field, nothing I have ever experienced before.

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


Where are you from? 

Rock Hill, South Carolina aka Football City, USA

Who is your role model, and why?

My uncle, he’s hard working and a very ambitious person. I always looked up to him growing up and still do. 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball and baseball in high school 

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I played RB all my life until my junior year in HS. Switched over to safety my senior year. In JUCO I played CB,FS, and SS.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I’m very physical for my size, I can cover inside or outside receivers,I have great hands, and I love to hit.

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

I look at the formations, quarterbacks hand signals,  his favorite receiver , and how receivers get in and out there breaks. 

tyrellWho was the toughest player you ever faced? 

There’s a couple people from my hometown, but I would have say A.J. Green (Bengals)

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

Former Eagles/Brown Sheldon Brown, humble player, competitive, could play bother corner or safety.

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

I would say, just getting here at EKU. Been though a lot to get here at EKU, I just kept faith, and kept working.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Not really, I just listen to music. Mainly Don Trip, one of my favorite artist. 

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

Just show I can compete with anyone at a high level.

What is your biggest strength?

Physical, I can cover ground, and have good ball skills

 What is your biggest weakness? 


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

I’m a quiet person, that like to get stuff done, I work hard, love to compete, and I strive to be the best at everything I do. 

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

Terrell Davis, Broncos 

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

Sean Taylor, Obama, and my whole family

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Give it to my mother

Rapid Answers:

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

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