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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Vernon Chevis, LB, Texas A&M University – Kingsville

Vernon Chevis will terrorize a backfield, he is a very solid pass rusher and a sound tackler

Vernon Chevis will terrorize a backfield, he is a very solid pass rusher and a sound tackler

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?

Vernon Chevis

What is your Height/Weight?

6’0 226

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Texas A&M University-Kingsville (Texas A&I)

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

Speaking w kids at my Previous middle school (Wheeler Ave.) and attended workshops at the after school program in the Cuney Homes (Inner City Houston)

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

Dr. Tuller’s (4301 Methods of Historical Research)

Where are you from?

Houston, Texas

Who is your role model, and why?

My Mom. She taught me everything I know and everything I will learn.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Track & Field, Boxing

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

My speed and motor

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

Effort, Energy and Passion

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Charles Sims or Reginald Perry

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

Von Miller

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

Being a walk on, and working everyday crafting

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

No, Just Pray then Play

vernonWhat is your biggest strength?

My Speed

What is your biggest weakness?

Using my hands more

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

I’m Vernon Chevis, a young talented high motor guy that can help you on Special Teams and/or on the Defensive edge. Drafted or Undrafted I will give everything in my motor to your organization on and off the field to help win ball games.

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

Eric Dickerson/None

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

Mom, Dad And my brother Reginald 😉

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

A NICE suite and my first car 😉

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie? 
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi? 
  • Pizza or Burgers? 
  • Dogs or Cats? Neither

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