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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Emmanuel Gbunblee, LB, Tusculum College

Tusculum College edge rusher Emmanuel Gbunblee is a very interesting prospect because he can really cause problems for offenses

Tusculum College edge rusher Emmanuel Gbunblee is a very interesting prospect because he can really cause problems for offenses

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? 

Emmanuel Gbunblee

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’0 235

What is your position? 

LB/OLB

Where do you play college football? 

Tusculum College, Tennessee  

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

Visiting elementary school kids and interacting with them 

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

Definitely Accounting I, it was rough!

Where are you from? 

Born In Philadelphia, PA and later moved to Salisbury NC when I was younger

Who is your role model, and why? 

My mother, because of the values she instilled and the dedication, hard work and the care for my siblings and I. 

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Track, Tennis and Basketball 

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Defensive End

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My first step,  explosion and ability to read plays 

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

Certain tendencies of the OL and  RBs. I’m looking how they are going to give away the play.  I’m studying their state when tired or weakness in the 4th quarter

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Kevin Parks, HS teammate played running back for Virginia 

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

Clay Matthews, because of his versatility the ability to play inside and outside LB

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

Sitting out a year of football then taking the JUCO route My strong faith, hard work and staying persistent helped me to overcome.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Call mother and Pray before game 

What is your biggest strength? 

1 Step off the ball and work ethic 

What is your biggest weakness? 

Well, being undersized according to NFL standards, but it fuels motivation. 

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

I’m a versatile player that can play numerous positions on the field. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to prove myself on the field and I’m a class act off the field. You won’t have to worry about me in the offseason or during the season. 

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

Sean Taylor and Washington Redskins 

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

Magic Johnson, Phil Knight and Nelson Mandela 

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

A condo

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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