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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Devin Church, RB, Eastern Illinois University

There is something about Devin Church that makes me scream NFL. He is very similar to Theo Riddick of the Lions.

There is something about Devin Church that makes me scream NFL. He is very similar to Theo Riddick of the Lions.

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 Church

What is your Height/Weight?

5’9 197

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

University of Illinois & Eastern Illinois Univ

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

Hosted a charity event for the community

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

Applied Communication 

Where are you from?

Detroit, Michigan

Who is your role model, and why?

Father, introduced me to football & is who I want to be as a father

Did you play any other sports growing up?


Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

Catching the ball out the backfield & route running, also able to make defenders miss.

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

How the LB’s flow to the ball. How the D-Ends play zone or stretch runs

devWho was the toughest player you ever faced?

LB from TSU

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

Theo Reddick & Josh Ferguson Because we are both able to catch and run good routes out the backfield

Do you have any pre-game rituals?


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

Proving that I can play on a high level

What is your biggest strength?

Catching the ball, route running, ability to make defenders miss

What is your biggest weakness?

Got to work on being more patient while running the ball  

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

I offer the ability to create miss matches against LB’s, can help in the return game. Big time play maker

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

Tavon Austin, Barry sanders

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

Tupac, and Megan Good for sure

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Invest in Real Estate

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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

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