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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Marvin Easter, DB, Cheyney University

Marvin Easter of Cheyney is a playmaker. He can make all the players at the cornerback position

Marvin Easter of Cheyney is a playmaker. He can make all the players at the cornerback position

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?

Marvin Easter III

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2 185

What is your position?

DB 

Where do you play college football?

Cheyney University 

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

Doing community service any chance I get to give back and also giving advice to my peers to help them stay positive and humbled in what they want to do in life. 

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

Statistics and accounting. Those classes were the struggle.

Where are you from?

My hometown is Newark, NJ, but I live in Edison, NJ.

Who is your role model, and why?

My dad is my role model because he kept me disciplined growing up and by watching him achieve all his goals in life, keeps me motivated and positive that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I did play baseball, but I wasn’t good and I also ran track back in high school. 

Did you play any other positions in football?

I did player RB and WR in high school.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I’m a very coachable player who is humble and likes to learn from their mistakes. Also, I’m  always willing to work hard as well.

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

I look to see what plays are ran from certain formations. I also look for their bread and butter plays. Most importantly, I like to watch the WRs that I will be going up against and find out their strength and weakness.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Toughest player I faced was a RB. He was a shifty fast guy who made people really have to break down and wrap up to bring him down. 

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

I would compare myself to Charles Woodson because he is a versatile DB who can cover and hit. I love watching his film because it shows and teaches you that if a play comes your way just be ready to make the play every chance you get. It’s not always about making a big hit all the time. It’s about being in the right place at the right time to get a pick or just securing the tackle.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I like to listen to music or watch NFL players highlight tape depending on my mood, but before the game starts I always say a prayer. It’s only right to give praise to the man above.

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

Coming from a small school you having to overcome being overlooked and you  can’t let that stop you from grinding. From how I was raised I was taught “if you don’t work, you don’t eat.”

What is your biggest strength?

My size as a versatile DB who can play corner or safety. I’m also a physical player who is very coachable and disciplined as well.

What is your biggest weakness?

Staying patient in man coverage and trusting in my reads at times.

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

I would say I am a player you would want and love to have on your team. I am a work horse and refuse to give up. I’m a very coachable player and discipline as well. A humbled player who loves the game, loves playing the game, and is willing to do what It takes to get my opportunity. 

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

My favorite team growing up was the Titans because that’s how I started getting into playing football, but now I like the Seahawks because of the DBs. They got some dogs in the secondary (LOB). My favorite players growing up were my cousins Thomas and Julius Jones, but that changed when I became a DB and starting watching Sean Taylor and Charles Woodson. Those two eventually became my favorite players.

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

The first person I would have dinner with is my grandmother because she was my biggest fan. I was always around her and went everywhere with her when I came down south. Every chance I had I would give her a call even if it was everyday. I would love to have another dinner with her. It will be well needed. The second person I would choose is Charles Woodson because sitting down talking to one of the greatest DBs of all time, I would soak in all the advice and knowledge that he can give me at playing at the next level. Lastly, the third person I would choose is my brother because he is my best friend and by him being 3 years younger then me I look up to him just as much as he looks up to me. Every time we are together we would bug out and have a good time. I can always count on him even when we’re both busy we still have time to chit- chat. It’s a brotherly thing.

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Funny you asked that because I tell my mom when I make I told her I will buy her the truck she want and she said don’t park it in the drive way, park it in the street so, I’m going to do what I was told. I would also, buy my own jersey and sign it and give it to my dad because he told me he would be a very proud father to have his son (Marvin Easter III) name on the back of a NFL jersey.

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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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