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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Adonis Cruz, OL, Cheyney University


Adonis Cruz is a big boy who reminds me a lot of Richie Incognito

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?

Adonis Cruz 

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’2″ 295lbs 

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Cheyney University 

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

I help train the kids at the high school I graduated from and if they pursue the dream to play college football I also help them with that

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

College Algebra 

Where are you from?

McAllen, Tx 

Who is your role model, and why?

My mom because she makes sure that I’m always working hard to be successful in life and my dad because he taught me how to be a man

Did you play any other sports growing up?


Did you play any other positions in football?

I played offensive tackle and defensive tackle 

At your position, what separates you from others?

My aggression that I bring every play and getting to the second level 

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

What moves the Defensive lineman like to do and what downs and who are the blitz guys

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Charles Tuaau

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

Richie Incognito because he’s game is very aggressive and tries to put someone down every play 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Sitting in a dark room while listening to music and focusing on what I have to do 

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

The speed of the game at the next level 

What is your biggest strength? 

Would be getting my hands into the chest if defensive lineman and getting linebackers  

adonis_cruzWhat is your biggest weakness?

My footwork just making sure I’m taking the right steps all the time 

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

I give it all I got every play I don’t back down and I try my hardest to be the most aggressive player on the field 

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

Favorite player would be Tom Brady just seeing him be successful every year is amazing and the Patriots would be my favorite team because the coaches are great they find ways to win no matter who is in 

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

My Uncle Willy who passed away ,  Jennifer Lopez and Ezekiel Elliot  

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy? 

Buy a house for me and my family 

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  • 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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