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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dillion Winfrey, DB, University of Central Arkansas

Dillion Winfrey is a very fast player with sound ball skills

Dillion Winfrey is a very fast player with sound ball skills

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?

Dillion Winfrey

What is your Height/Weight?

5″8 182

What is your position?

DB, KR, PR

Where do you play college football?

University of Central Arkansas

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

I’m actually giving back right now! There is this 4a football team in Arkansas by the name of Maumelle High school! I take the kids through speed school every Tuesday and Thursday !

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

Biomechanics

Where are you from?

Little Rock, Arkansas

Who is your role model, and why?

Joe Anderson WR for the Jets! Because he is not only a man of God which people rarely exhibit to the world, but, he gives me courage into not giving up in the dream that you want cause dreams really come true!

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes, track, soccer, baseball, basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

WR and safety

At your position, what separates you from others?

My quickness, good feet, physicality, and awareness!

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

Down and distance, personnel, alignment of receiver whether on hash or numbers and whether the back is in pistol or gun, and tendencies!

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Paul Richardson extremely fast!

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

Tyrann Mathieu just because I love his on the field play and how he can play absolutely any position on defense! And I love how he overcame the critics and showed that he deserved a second chance and now he is a pro bowler!

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

My pops dying my senior year of high school! I turned to all the wrong things ! Kind of stopped believing in God only to go to a service and realize that my pops dying is only apart of my story! I realized that football was not only my purpose but my stage into saving lives and being that voice in the neighborhoods where kids are fatherless and without direction!

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Long shower, new socks, new underwear, new gloves, and a prayer!

winfreyWhat is your biggest strength?

Speed and my versatility

What is your biggest weakness?

Height

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

First off you are getting a high character young man who is God fearing and will make the right decision on and off the field ! I would help the team I go to win by bringing the level of play up with my energy and competition!
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

Favorite player was Barry Sanders because we had similar styles when I use to play running back and we were similar in stature !

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

Vince Lombardi, Jay Z, and Tupac

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

Cleats for my first high school team

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • 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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