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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Niagel Curtis, RB, Reinhardt University

Niagel Curtis of Reinhardt is a good back with great vision. Curtis has a passion for the game that cannot be measured

Niagel Curtis of Reinhardt is a good back with great vision. Curtis has a passion for the game that cannot be measured

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? 

My name is Niagel Curtis

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’8 208

What is your position? 

My position is running back

Where do you play college football? 

Reinhardt University

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

The coolest thing I have done off the field is when I did my internship at Goshen Valley Boys Ranch I helped mentor troubled youth in the foster care system it was one of the best experiences in my life.

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

The hardest class I have taken in collrge is classical theory

Where are you from? 

I am from Adairsville Georgia

Who is your role model, and why? 

My role model is hands down my Grandfather, he has been a strong parental figure in my life he taught me right from wrong and to always give a 110% effort on everything I do and most of all never give up always finish what I start. Based off everything I have been through mentally in my life I honestly do not know where I would be without my grandfather.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Growing up I played football, basketball, baseball and ran track

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Other positions I played other than running back was linebacker in middle school and corner back in high school.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I feel like what separates me is that I’m really explosive at the point of attack also my physical running style and my ability to always make the first defender miss.   I’m also a patent runner but when it’s time to hit the hole I attack it a 100 miles an hour.

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

When breaking down film I like to focus a lot on the little things I need to work on like technique.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

The toughest player I ever had to face would probably have to be Darrick Rogers in high school.

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

If I had to compare myself to anybody in the NFL I would probably have to say Devonta Freeman. Are height and weight are very similar, I feel like I am very explosive like him and very determined on each play to get the job done. I also feel like we both strain to get the most out of each carry also.

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

Biggest obstacle I had to face in my life or should I say adversity would probably be when I didn’t score high enough on the ACT and didn’t get to go to college where I wanted to go and had to go to a junior college. After a year it didn’t work there went to West GA unfortunately it didn’t work there either. I Thought about giving football up while I was at West Ga but I told myself that would be taking the easy way out so I came to the University of Reinhardt and I can truly say it has been a blessing since I been here these past 3 years.

niagelDo you have any pre-game rituals? 

I always made sure I gave God all the glory and honor before I left my locker.

What is your biggest strength? 

My strengths are my explosiveness, quickness and my ability to make defenders miss.

What is your biggest weakness? 

My weakness is, I am my worst enemy I tend to get down on myself sometimes when things don’t go as planned.

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

I would tell a GM I am a really hard worker very respectful, will do anything to better the people around me, always been the player who believed in putting the team first before myself. And outside of me coming from a small school I feel like that shouldn’t be an issue or questioned, I can be just as effective on any level if giving the opportunity.

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

My favorite player growing up was Reggie Bush.

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

If I could go to dinner with three people it would be. Luther Vandross, Walter Payton and Alicia Keys

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

My first item would honestly be whatever my Grandfather wanted.

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