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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Kelechukwu Great Ibe, LB, Eastern Michigan

Eastern Michigan linebacker Great Ibe walked on at EMU and he ended up being a stud

Eastern Michigan linebacker Great Ibe walked on at EMU and he ended up being a stud

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?

Kelechukwu Great Ibe.

What is your Height/Weight?


What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Eastern Michigan

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

Played red light Green light with the coolest elementary school kids

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

Business Stats

Where are you from?

Nigeria but raised in Philly

Who is your role model, and why?

Coach English, he taught me how to play football! Showed me that coaching takes patience and love. He saw potential in me when nobody else did!

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I wrestled and played lacrosse in high school

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played Defensive End until my sophomore year of college.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I play sideline to sideline and I know my opponent.

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

I look at the guards and learn keys that will help give me a fast run/pass key.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Jordan Lynch

Great IBE1If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Eric Kendricks

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

Leaving Concordia and walking on at Eastern Michigan and having to learn a new position. I overcame by out working my competition and being obsessed with getting better.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Visualization and breathing exercises!

What is your biggest strength?

Getting to the ball and competitiveness

What is your biggest weakness?

I am focused on being more flexible and dynamic in all phases of my game

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

I’m not perfect but if you sign me you will get a competitor who will work hard in the weight room, film room and on the field to continue to reach my maximum potential.

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

I didn’t really have a tv growing up so I wasn’t big on the NFL but I always respected how Ray Lewis found a way to lead.

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

President Obama, Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z

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

A nice suit!

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN? Doesn’t matter
  • Coke or Pepsi? Don’t really drink soda
  • 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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