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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Devante Ford, NG, Delaware Valley University

DeVante Ford is huge, and can move. He is a true run stuffer

DeVante Ford is huge, and can move. He is a true run stuffer

NFL Draft Diamonds has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 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 to the right.  Now let’s meet the prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Devante Ford

What is your Height/Weight?

5’10 330lbs

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Delaware Valley University

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

Coolest thing I have done is cooking in homeless  shelters that my grandmother use to be in charge of.

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

Intermediate Accounting

Where are you from?

Philadelphia, PA

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball and Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Fullback and every position on the offensive line

At your position, what separates you from others?

My ability  to control my key and stand my ground  on double teams

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

I look at  how the offensive lineman comes  off the ball, if he shows when he is pulling and how  he pass sets

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Austin Eagle Center from Wesley College

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

Vince Wilfork because he dominates in the  run  game and even when being double teamed he can still  make plays

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Listen to music and eat a pack of gusher’s

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

Getting yourself known since small school games are not played on TV every week

What is your biggest strength?

Clogging up holes  in the run game and having control  of my gap

What is your biggest weakness?

Flashy Pass rush moves

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

I am a true definition of a nose tackle I’m dominate in the run game, able to make plays off  the double team and i keep the interior  linemen off my linebackers

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

Warren Sapp, and the Philadelphia  Eagles

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

My Grandfather, Warren Sapp, and God

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I would pay off my student loans and take care of my mother and grandmother they deserve the world!

Rapid Answers:

  • Who will win the Super Bowl? Eagles
  • Whose better Peyton Manning or Tom Brady?
  • Better Running Back Adrian Peterson or Barry Sanders?
  • Better safety Eric Weddle or Ed Reed?
  • Better linebacker Ray Lewis or Luke Kuechly?

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 [email protected]

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