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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Devin Chappell, DB, Oregon State University

Oregon State defensive backfield is solid and Devin Chappell is playing lights out

Oregon State defensive backfield is solid and Devin Chappell is playing lights out

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?

Devin Chappell

What is your Height/Weight?

6 foot 1.5 inches 205 lbs

What is your position?

Safety

Where do you play college football?

Oregon State University

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

Actively in community service and always looking for more opportunities

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

Calculus

Where are you from?

Oregon

Who is your role model, and why?

My mom is my role model because I’ve seen her persevere and change her life around

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Played basketball growing up

Did you play any other positions in football?

Was a Receiver in high school and a corner until midway through my junior season at Oregon State

At your position, what separates you from others?

I feel like what separates me is my knowledge of the game I feel like I’m a very smart player. Along with my history as a corner

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

When breaking down film I look for down and distance tendencies, route combinations, QB mannerisms, and individual talent

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Toughest player was either Jared Goff QB for Cal Bears, or Kevin Hogan QB for Stanford

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

Reshad Jones for Miami Dolphins, the way he plays is how I try to play

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

No pre game ritual

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my mind and my heart,and work ethic . I take pride in being an intelligent football player that works harder than anyone and never backs down from a challenge

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

I would tell the GM “No one will work harder”

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

My favorite player was prime time Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice

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

Dinner with three people it would be Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin , and Snoop Dogg

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

My first NFL pay check (depends on how big) but I would first invest, second buy my mom something nice, 3 save, and 4 get the necessities

Rapid Answers:

  • 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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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