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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Akil Bordelon, DB, Concord University


Akil Borderlon of Concord is a hard hitting defensive back.

Akil Bordelon of Concord is a hard hitting defensive back.

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? 

Akil Bordelon

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’9 185

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

Concord University 

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

Coolest thing I’ve done off the field to help someone in need was feed the homeless with my grandma at her church.

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

Hardest class, Statistics

Where are you from? 

From East Oakland, CA

Who is your role model, and why? 

Role Model, my pops because he’s always been their for me and raised me to become a great hardworking young man.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 


Other sports growing up, Basketball/ Baseball

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Other positions growing up, Quarterback, WR,RB

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My ball hawking ability in the secondary separates me from others. 

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


When I break down film, I usually look for how quick a WR comes out of their breaks, routes against our Defense, and how physical they are when trying to block the defender.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Toughest player had to guard, Leondre Washington

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

Tyrann Mathieu because of my size, ball hawking ability, and versatility because just like him I can play all positions in the secondary. 

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


Biggest obstacle in my life was having to go JUCO for two seasons, and not losing focus while there on playing at the next level. What helped me get through this was my family and friends by helping me not lose faith on getting a scholarship.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 


Pre game rituals, before we go out for kickoff I have to listen to three Mac Dre songs before I leave the locker room. 

What is your biggest strength? 


Biggest Strengths, IQ for the game, knack for the football.

What is your biggest weakness? 


Biggest Weakness N/A

Akil Bordelon

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


I am willing to work hard and always give you my all if you take a chance on me. 

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


Favorite player Favorite team, Mick Vick/ Oakland Raiders.

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


I would have dinner with 2Pac, AI, Mick Vick.

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


The newest Camaro out.

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