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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dante Edwards, WR, Concordia University (Wisconsin)

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Dante Edwards of Concordia University is a big time threat at the wide out position.

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?

Dante Edwards

What is your Height/Weight?

6′ 215

What is your position?

Wide Receiver

Where do you play college football?

Concordia University Wisconsin

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

In my years here at CUW, I’ve helped raise a couple thousand dollars that goes to research for breast cancer. Also, I’ve been a part of youth camps held on our field for the kids in our community.

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

I would have to say my political science class was the toughest class I’ve had to take. We touched on a lot of things I had no idea about, but I was better for taking the class in the long run.

Where are you from?

Glendale, AZ

Who is your role model, and why?

I would have to say my father is my role model. He’s a blue collar guy that has worked for everything he has. I’m thankful that he raised me with the same values.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

When I was younger I played basketball no ran track.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played cornerback and safety in my early years of high school but stuck with wide receiver from my junior year on out.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I would say my aggressiveness on the field. Whether it’s blocking, running with the ball or catching it, I think I do it with an attitude.

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

I look at what has coverages they play and during what situations they play them in. Then I look at the corners and how they play. Whether they play soft or are physical, whether they press or play off, whether they bail or not at the snap of the ball, whether they play inside or head up etc.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

The toughest player I’ve faced was #7 from Augsburg College. He was only 5’10” and 170 pounds but he was really physical and extremely assignment sound.

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

I’d have to say Ezekiel Elliot. He’s a guy that looks to make a big play ever time he touches the ball and he never shies away from a hit, no matter who it is. I feel like I bring some of that to my game but it’s just out at the wide receiver position.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I watch OBJ and DeAndre Hopkins highlights.

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

I think that sometimes it’s very humbling knowing you’re at a small school and that your accomplishments and numbers won’t be as recognized as they would be if you were at a big time school.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is that I don’t go down easy.

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness would be that I have a tendency to do too much when we’re down in a game. Things such as cutting my routes a yard short trying to get open quicker or trying to extend a play and end up losing yards.

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

I would say that all I’m looking for is one shot. Whoever gives me my one shot will get everything I’ve got. I’ve imagined of this since I was a child and I plan on taking advantage on my opportunity and make everyone pay that didn’t give me a chance.

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

Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys.

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

Hitler, JFK and Barack Obama.

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I would set my parents up with somewhere nice to stay. They deserve it for everything they’ve done for me.

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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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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