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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Sam Brown, CB, Missouri Western State University

Defensive Back Sam Brown is a feisty defensive back, who was a pass break up machine his senior year

Defensive Back Sam Brown is a feisty defensive back, who was a pass break up machine his senior year

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?

Sam Brown 

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’2/ 180lbs

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football?

Missouri Western State University 

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

Just recently, I reached out to a guidance counselor from a local school to bring clothes and shoes for unfortunate kids at the school and I also spoke with kids from troubling homes and backgrounds about staying focused, determined, and ambitious and they will make it as far as they want to no matter what’s formed against them. 

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

Statistics 2

Where are you from? 

St. Louis

Who is your role model, and why?

My big brother Donald, because he made sacrifices and made decision for the better of my wellbeing and not his, he showed me the true meaning of family. 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes varsity basketball in high school and baseball when I was younger. 

Did you play any other positions in football? 

In college I started off as a safety.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My IQ of the game and the way I use my length and speed to cover ground.

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

I look for tendencies, the ability of a wide receiver to get off the press or how he runs his routes when its off man. Also I bad technique in his route running ability that will give away a break or something of that nature in his route.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

I can’t remember his name but he played for Fort Hayes in 2014 he was number 4, He was pretty good.

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

Rogers Cromartie, he’s lengthy, fast, covers ground, good ball skills, and is mobile.

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

At the age of twelve I lived in Virginia and my Dad and his Girlfriend were addicts and my 2 brothers and I basically had to fend for ourselves. Sometimes we would get kicked out the house and had to sleep in the car it was rough, but we took our lumps and made it through.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Pray, listen to music, and relax.

What is your biggest strength?

My mobility and athleticism. Those two combined allow me to do things with my body and be in areas most can’t be in.

What is your biggest weakness? 

My weight I’m an aggressive player but with some added weight I would be much more effective.

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

100% effort, does the job effectively, and team first, myself second. 

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

Growing up I would have to say Vince Young.

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

My mother, my 4th great grandpa, and Malcolm X

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


Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN? 
  • Coke or Pepsi?
  • Pizza or Burgers?
  • Dogs or Cats?

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