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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ben Madon, TE, Eastern Kentucky University

Ben Madon of Eastern Kentucky is a big boy with great hands

Ben Madon of Eastern Kentucky is a big boy with 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? 

Ben Madon

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’4 245

What is your position? 

Tight End

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? 

Helped the local police officers with a program that allowed underprivileged teens eat and do fun activities in the summer while the school could not provide them with meals. 

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

Managerial Reports

Where are you from? 

Pineville, Kentucky

Who is your role model, and why? 

My parents, they have a tremendous work ethic and have done everything in their power for me to succeed.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Pretty much all of them..Just played basketball in high school

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Quarterback, Wide Receiver, Safety

At your position, what separates you from others? 


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

Defensive tendencies and weaknesses 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Noah Spence

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

Travis Kelce

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

Coming from an area that does not get recruited well and going to a small college for 2 years, then transferred to EKU and having to work my way up from the bottom and impressing coaches enough until they trusted me to play.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 


What is your biggest strength? 

Speed and physicality 

ben madonWhat is your biggest weakness? 

Using my hands better

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

I am a versatile player, can help anywhere on the field and if you take a chance you will not regret it. 

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

Brett Favre and the Packers

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

Peyton Manning, Kobe Bryant, and Abe Lincoln 

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? Neither
  • 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 [email protected]

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