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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Marquis Drayton, DB, Bethune Cookman University

Bethune Cookman Wildcats defenuve back Marquis Drayton (6) intercepts the ball in front of Florida A&M Rattlers tight end

Bethune Cookman Wildcats defensive back Marquis Drayton (6) intercepts the ball in front of Florida A&M Rattlers tight end

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?

Marquis Drayton

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’1, 205

What is your position?

Safety, KOR

Where do you play college football?

Bethune Cookman University

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

Work with children and the elderly.

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


Where are you from?

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Who is your role model, and why?

GOD, Because he blesses me every single day.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes, soccer, baseball, basketball, track, boxing, karate, tennis.

Did you play any other positions in football?

Free Safety, Nickelback, Gunner (punt), Kick Returner.

At your position, what separates you from others?

Speed, Instinct, Intelligence.

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

I look for tendencies, down and distance, and route combinations. There is always something that someone is showing.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

I feel like everyone I played against was tough. We all line up together and see who the toughest is when zeros are on the clock.

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

Sean Taylor, because he is fast, strong, and relentless.

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

I have been blessed by God in my life to not have too many hurdles so far.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I pray before every game.

What is your biggest strength?

I cover a lot of ground.

NCAA Football: Bethune Cookman at MiamiWhat is your biggest weakness?

Patience. I love to play fast and physical, sometimes finesse is needed.

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

Give me the opportunity to show your organization the skill i bring to help make your secondary the best in the NFL.

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

Ed Reed, Miami Dolphins.

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

God, Granddaddy, Auntie.

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

I’d like to buy a YMCA to help inner city kids have a place they can matter and call home.

Rapid Answers:

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

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