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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Bret Niederreither, OL, Mercer University

Bret Niederreither is a big boy who plays with a mean streak.

Bret Niederreither is a big boy who plays with a mean streak.

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? 

Bret Niederreither

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3″ 295

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Mercer University

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

Tutored kids at Tree house Books in Philadelphia PA.

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

Financial Accounting

Where are you from?

Etters, Pennsylvania

Who is your role model, and why?

My Dad, because he is a great father, and taught me about everything I know whether its sports or life

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes, soccer, baseball, and basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Tight End and Defensive line

At your position, what separates you from others?

I’m quick and have great footwork.

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

Stance and favorite pass rush move, if you can tell a defensive lineman tweaks his stance before he does something it allows me to know when it is coming.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Noah Spence (Buccaneers)

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

Weston Richburg We are roughly the same size and he plays smart but still has a mean streak to him.

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

Transferring, and talking to my parents

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Pedialyte and music

What is your biggest strength?


What is your biggest weakness?


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

I love the game and I won’t be outworked

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

Joey Porter and Pittsburgh Steelers

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

Jesus, Alan Jackson, and Jim Valvano

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

Something nice for my parents

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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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