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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Lorenzo Long, RB, Wofford College

Wofford big back Lorenzo Long will punish you if you try to tackle him. He is known to blow up a cornerback or safety

Wofford big back Lorenzo Long will punish you if you try to tackle him. He is known to blow up a cornerback or safety

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?

Lorenzo Long

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Wofford College

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

I help this woman who lost her husband in July. I go over and do her yard work around her house and just spending time with her two boys who are in high school and daughter who is in middle school.

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

Western Civilization History

Where are you from?

Pensacola, FL

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother, because as a kid I have seen her work so hard and never seen her complain about anything and always made sure I had what I needed.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball & Baseball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Safety & Kick Return

At your position, what separates you from others?

My passion for the game and work ethic.

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

Look for the base scheme of the defense and the ways that the defensive line slants, how linebackers read and fill the gaps on stunts, and how the safeties rotate in coverage.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Shaq Lawson

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

Devonta Freeman because he has good vision, quick and explosive and not the biggest of backs but has the ability to break tackles.

lorenzoDo you have any pre-game rituals?

FaceTime my family and pray with them the morning before the game.

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

Not as much exposure as many bigger schools players, people often overlook the competition level of FCS Football

What is your biggest strength?

Vision & Power

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

I am a player who is hard working and will come to work every day to be the best and make whoever is around me be the best as well.

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

Ray Lewis

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

Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey, Cedric The Entertainer

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Vacation for my parents

Rapid Answers:

  • Who will win the Super Bowl? Arizona Cardinals
  • 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

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