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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: DeAndre Elliott, CB, Colorado State University

Colorado State cornerback DeAndre Elliott is a physical

Colorado State cornerback DeAndre Elliott is a physical

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? 

DeAndre Elliott

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’1 188

What is your position?

Corner

Where do you play college football? 

Colorado State University

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

Every summer me and my roommates coach youth football, teaching basic football fundamentals.Its great time and the kids love it and awesome way to give back.

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

Accounting by far the hardest class in the world.

Where are you from? 

Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

Who is your role model, and why?

My mama lady, she is the strongest woman in the world. She has been nominated for the best mama in world for 23 years in a row. But she has push me to be great everyday, when been through a lot and she always been there.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Football, Basketball, Soccer, Track

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I once played WR

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I am a  rare breed, I’m big, athletic, smart, instinctive, willing secure tackler and willing to play any special team.

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

Any tendencies that will give me an advantage over my opponent, formations, repeating plays, player tendencies how they run routes or how they align in certain formations and things of that nature.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Rashard Higgins

deandre11Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

No big time rituals besides I have to get my nap in on the bus ride over to the stadium while my music is bumping. As soon as I get there I have to walk the field and touch the goal post 3times for my granny, my uncle ray and my cousin Stacy who all passed away.What is your biggest strength?

What is your biggest weakness? 

My strengths are I’m a big, athletic, all around corner, smart, a willing tackler, instinctive, physical smart football player. My weakness if I had to pick something, I would say you can always get better at technique. Because one wrong foot placement or hand placement and your beat on the next level.

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

I am all around corner, smart can cover the best man on the field and shutdown one side of the field. I willing and secure tackler. No off the field issues cool guy off the field but knows how to take care of business on the field. And I will be on your special teams.

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

Micheal Vick, Randy Moss, Charles Woodson and Deion Sanders. Cowboys fans

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

50 cent, Muhammad Ali 

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

A new car I’m driving a 03 Monte Carlo With 300,000 miles its time for a new whip.

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
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  • Coke or Pepsi? Hawaiian Punch
  • 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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