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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Cortney Stinnett, DL, Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Cortney Stinnett of OPSU is a good player, and while his height is an issue his heart cannot be measured

Cortney Stinnett of OPSU is a good player, and while his height is an issue his heart cannot be measured

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?

Cortney Dewayne Stinnett

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11 275

What is your position?

DL, DE, Nose

Where do you play college football?

Oklahoma Panhandle State University

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

Help build a house for family.

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

Abnormal psychology

Where are you from?

Memphis, TN

Who is your role model, and why?

It’s weird but my mom is my role model because she never quits and she is a hard worker.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball and track.

Did you play any other positions in football?

DE, Nose

At your position, what separates you from others?

I have a motor that won’t stop going until I get to my target.

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

Tendencies of the offensive of line, who give away pass and who give away run.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Kevin Tankson

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

Nick Fairley because we both are not that big but we are both quick and we can stop the run and bring pressure in the pass game.

cortneyDo you have any pre-game rituals?

Any one who lines up in front of me.

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

Being from a small school in it self is an obstacle cause you are basically on you own with everything just about.

What is your biggest strength?

Good hands, good hips and being able to adapt to any situation.

What is your biggest weakness?

Get off need to be faster.

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

I’m a hard nose lineman and work Horse and I’ll prove it to you.

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

Sean Taylor and Redskins

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

Sean Taylor, Ray Lewis and Julius Peppers

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Mom a house and me a new car.

Rapid Answers:

  • Who will win the Super Bowl? Redskins
  • Whose better Peyton Manning or Tom Brady?
  • Better Running Back Adrian Peterson or Barry Sanders?
  • Better safety Eric Weddle or Ed Reed?
  • Better linebacker Ray Lewis or Luke Kuechly?

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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