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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: David Stevenson, DB, Fayetteville State

 

David Stevenson was a transfer from UConn who can play at a very high level

David Stevenson was a transfer from UConn who can play at a very high level

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? 

David Stevenson

What is your Height/Weight?

 5’9 185

What is your position? 

Defensive back

Where do you play college football? 

Fayetteville State

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

Volunteering in after school programs being a mentor to rising students.

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

Biology

Where are you from? 

Stone Mountain, GA

Who is your role model, and why? 

I look up to my Dad, he always puts life in perspective and makes sure his family has what they need.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Track & Field

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Yes. Running back and WR.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My consistency on a week to week basis, being physical in the run game. I take pride in tackling and making sure big runs don’t happen on my side of the field.

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

Favorite formations & the top plays the offenses like to run out of them as well as the QB’s arm strength and 3 step dropback.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Johnny Manziel

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

Tyrann Mathieu, were both technically undersized and went through similar situations with a knee injury. I feel like he’s a guy whose passionate about playing the game like am & I’ve also played multiple positions in the secondary like him.

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

Having to get reconstructive knee surgery & the rehab process of getting back on the field. I over came it with prayer, support from family & friends and trusting in my great trainers and doctors and doing what they told me.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Going out during warm ups listening to music, doing a couple laps and praying before the game.

stevenson8-21What is your biggest strength? 

My speed

What is your biggest weakness?

Not having Prototypical size

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

Bringing me into your organization your getting a guy whose going to perform, produce at high level & fight to win until the clock hits 0. Your going to get a player whose competitive & not scared of the big stage who wants to make the game changing plays on defense.

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

LaDainian Tomlinson & the Atlanta Falcons when they had Michael Vick.

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

My deceased cousin Jacolby Brown, Kylie Jenner, Bernie Mac.

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

A new ride for my grandmother.

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