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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Shawn Scott, DB, Tiffin University

PHOTO BY PAT GAIETTO Tiffin University's Shawn Scott runs down Michigan Tech's Kevin Miller Saturday at Frost-Kalnow Stadium. Tiffin rallied to beat Michigan Tech, 24-7.

I like Shawn Scott the Tiffin defensive back. He is a feisty defender with great hands.

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?

Shawn Scott

What is your Height/Weight?


What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Tiffin University

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

I read and spend time with the kids at the local elementary school who look up to me.

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

Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice

Where are you from?

Columbus, Ohio

Who is your role model, and why?

Both of my parents. The two of them have taught me everything I know and I wouldn’t be the man I am today if it weren’t for them

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball and track

Did you play any other positions in football?

Free Safety

At your position, what separates you from others?

My size, length and ball skills

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

I look at the receivers split because a lot of times that will tell me if he’s running an in-breaking or out breaking route. I also look at how many receivers are lined up to my side of the field so I can get a feel for the different route combinations that a team likes to run 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

My teammate Charles Holland

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

Josh Norman because we’re both bigger corners that like to get in the receivers face and be physical at the line of scrimmage. He also plays with a chip on his shoulder coming from a small school as well.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

The biggest obstacle I had to overcome was falling through the cracks and ending up having to go to a small school. Playing at a small school you really have to motivate yourself or your not going to last all four years. I overcame this obstacle by using it as a chip on my shoulder and by having faith that I ended up at Tiffin University for a reason. That helped me motivate myself each and every day. 

Shawn Scott ImageDo you have any pre-game rituals?

I have a game day playlist. 

What is your biggest strength?

Press man coverage.

What is your biggest weakness?

Inexperience. I’ve only been playing corner for a few years now. On the other hand that can be a positive because that means I’m only going to continue to get better.

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

I would say don’t pay attention to the name on the front of my jersey. Line me up in front of anybody and guarantee you I can play with them. 

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

My favorite team growing up was the Browns who my grandpa actually played for.

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

Lebron James, Chris Brown and my girlfriend. 

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

A new car. 

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