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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Billy Brown, WR, Shepherd University

Billy Brown is a massive wide out that catches everything

Billy Brown is a massive wide out that catches everything

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?

William Billy Brown

What is your Height/Weight?

6″3 and a half, 236

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Shepherd University

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

Signing helmets and shirts after games for little kids and taking pictures with fans

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


Where are you from?

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Who is your role model, and why?

Dad because he’s one of the hardest workers I know

Did you play any other sports growing up?


Did you play any other positions in football?

Played DE in high school

At your position, what separates you from others?

My size and speed and sure hands with the ability to get open when plays break down

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

Check and see how they cover other opponents number 1 receivers I look for DB tendencies like what hand they favor when jamming and what routes they like to play aggressive on

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Adam Coles one of my teammates

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

Anquan Boldin because of how he uses his size and plays the football in the air

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

Tearing my ACL at the end of my freshmen year and overcame it by using it as motivation to came back better

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Praying with Adam, Tre, and Jeff before games

What is your biggest strength?

Ball skills and catching

What is your biggest weakness?

Route running and getting off press coverage consistently

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

If you give me the chance you would be gaining a player that has been overlooked because of the size of his school and is motivated and hungry to prove people wrong

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

Calvin Johnson and the Redskins

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

Lebron James, Bernie Mac, Lil Wayne

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

A car

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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 [email protected]

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