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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Matt Tralli, WR, Marist College

Marist College wide out Matt Tralli is a beast on the field. The kid has speed and great hands

Marist College wide out Matt Tralli is a beast on the field. The kid has speed and great hands

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?

Matt Tralli

What is your Height/Weight?

5’10 190lbs.

What is your position?

Wide Receiver

Where do you play college football?

Marist College

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

Went to a children’s home and played sports with the kids. Had a great time and hope that i had a good influence on their lives.

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


Where are you from?

Croton, NY

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball and baseball

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

I’d have to say my quickness in small space

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

I look for the footwork of the defensive back and his tendencies in certain coverages.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Jamal Agnew of San Diego University

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

I’d say Julian Edelman because of his relentless play and knack for the ball.

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

Breaking my jaw in the summer going into my senior year. Couldn’t work out or eat all summer. Missed a lot of college camps and still managed to have a good season.

mattDo you have any pre-game rituals?

Drink a 5-hour energy before warm ups

What is your biggest strength?


What is your biggest weakness?

Straight line speed

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

I am a extremely hard worker and I will do anything for an opportunity to showcase you my talents. I won’t let you down.

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

Steve Smith and the New York Jets

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

Michael Jordan, Heath Ledger, and JFK

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

Anything my parents wanted.

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

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