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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Edward Vinson, DT, Emporia State University

Ed Vinson is a monster with a motor. He can make you pay if you hold the ball too long

Edward Vinson is a monster with a motor. He can make you pay if you hold the ball too long

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?

Edward Vinson

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3 290

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Emporia State University

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

Doing community service around campus

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

Earth Science

Where are you from?

Omaha, Nebraska

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother, she really molded me and shaped me into the person I am today.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball.

Did you play any other positions in football?

Every position on the Defensive Line.

At your position, what separates you from others?

Wanting to dominate the person in front of me.

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

Just tendencies, any weakness I can use to my advantage.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Sebastian Tretola

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

I don’t have any comparisons. but, I like the game of John Randle how he brought it every Sunday.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I’m just chill. being funny and being myself.

screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-2-12-04-pmWhat is your biggest strength?


What is your biggest weakness?

Being hard on myself

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

I am ready to go. I’m not going to tell you the same thing you heard about 100 times. If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready.

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

Warren Sapp and Philly Eagles

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

My Mom, Lebron James, and my Grandma

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I would save it

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  • 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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