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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Corey Felton, DB, Virginia University of Lynchburg

Virginia Lynchburg defensive back Corey Felton is a feisty player who plays with a high level of tenacity

Virginia Lynchburg defensive back Corey Felton is a feisty player who plays with a high level of tenacity

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? 

Corey Felton

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’8″

What is your position? 

Cornerback

Where do you play college football? 

Virginia University of Lynchburg

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

The coolest thing I’ve done was every summer I volunteer at the Pahokee Recreation Center to sit down with the younger kids during the summer program and talk about life lessons and teaching them about football and what it takes to be a great athlete.

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

Earth Science

Where are you from? 

Pahokee, Florida

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model is my mother. When my father past away when I was 4 years old my stepdad step in but she took the role as a super mom. Coming from a small city of poverty where football is the only way out she always would tell me to stay positive and do positive things. And most of all she told me that education is very important and no matter what you do in life get that education because it is key for you future.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball, track & field, and I was actually an outstanding baseball player.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Growing up i was an athlete. I played, FS, backup QB, and most people do not know growing up I was excellent Running Back and I’m still a dangerous WR till this day.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

Well most WR think just because I’m undersized they could take advantage. But I have really good leaping ability and I run sub 4.3 speed in the 40. I’m more of a man to man guy but I like playing cover 2 /3 as well.

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

Since I can play WR I look for how do they line up at the line of scrimmage, how do they run routes, what’s there favorite route, are they explosive, quick, or more of a possession WR. I like to study everything about my opponent.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Keelan Cole – Kentucky Wesleyan College- WR   He’s  6’1″  167lbs, whatever you see on paper about him he’s exactly that on the field. The guy is a play maker and tough and he also have a strive so that makes him very fast. Reminds me of Randy Moss a little bit.

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

Darrelle Revis great athleticism and excellent ball skills. He can match up and run with any WR in the game.

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

When I graduated high school I didn’t have any football offers and I wanted to give. But because I’m from the hood. I know what comes with running the streets and with the wrong crew. I lost a lot of friends because I took the college route in not the streets.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Vision the game before it’s played. Picture myself making plays and getting the win.

What is your biggest strength? 

My speed, physicality, and man to man technique.

What is your biggest weakness? 

My height it sometimes cause me to lose the battle.

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

I can make an introduction to your team in a positive way rather on or off the field. I like to work hard on my craft to make myself and the team better. I’m willing to help the team and anyway that I can. I learn really fast and I would love to demonstrate these things.

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

Deion Sanders because he is a great athlete very versatile and he’s a Florida native just like I am.

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

Deion Sanders, Bill Belichick, Marcus Garvey

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

Just want to make show my family straight.

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
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  • 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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