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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Brian Khoury, DE, Carnegie Mellon University

Brian Khoury of Carnegie Mellon University has the size and the speed off the edge to earn a shot in the NFL

Brian Khoury of Carnegie Mellon University has the size and the speed off the edge to earn a shot in the NFL

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?

Brian Khoury

What is your Height/Weight?

 6’4″ 245

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Carnegie Mellon University

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

Our team works with the Pediatric Hospital to mentor children with medical conditions. It’s a blast joking around with them when they come to practices and games.

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

Computer Architecture

Where are you from?

Davenport, IA

Who is your role model, and why?

My parents. They work hard and tell me to chase my dreams.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Hockey, soccer, track

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

Anticipation of the offensive lineman and choosing which technique to use

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

How the line comes off the ball. How they react to different attacks. Tendencies.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

It’s hard to pick the toughest.

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

Von Miller. I try to use my quickness to open up space in the pass rush.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Foam Rolling

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

It would be nice to get the attention large schools get from their local areas/states, but ultimately it’s just finding ways to push yourself to get better

What is your biggest strength?

 Discipline to prepare

carnegieWhat is your biggest weakness?

May need to put on weight

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

I make it a habit to work and develop as a player everyday

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

New England Patriots

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

Marshawn Lynch, Rob Gronkowski, James Harrison

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Steak Dinner

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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