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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Derrick Farrow, FS, Kennesaw State

Derrick Farrow and the Kennesaw State secondary is tough

Derrick Farrow and the Kennesaw State secondary is tough

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?

Derrick Farrow

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11 202

What is your position?

Free Safety

Where do you play college football?

Kennesaw State

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

Reading Across America. We had to go to Elementary and Primary schools and read Dr. Seuss books to the kids.

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

Careers in Psychology

Where are you from?

Cochran, Ga

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother, she is the strongest woman I know and always make sure her kids are set

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Baseball and Track

Did you play any other positions in football?

Running Back

At your position, what separates you from others?

Being a trigger player and ability to get the defense lined up

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

Tendencies from the receiver and lineman. Whether or not the QB look off the defenders. The QBs favorite receiver

screen-shot-2016-11-12-at-11-12-05-amWho was the toughest player you ever faced?

D’haquille Williams back in JUCO days

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

Eric Berry. He’s a field general. He’s balanced because he can play the run and pass well.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?


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

For teams to actually give me a chance and not pass up on me just because I’m not at a big FBS school.

What is your biggest strength?

My ability to take new information and diagnose it quickly

What is your biggest weakness?

At times doubting my athletic ability

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

You are getting a guy that is going to buy into your program and put everything on the line for the team. You wouldn’t have to worry about any off the field issues.

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

Reggie Bush was my favorite player, but never had a favorite team

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

Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King Jr., LeBron James

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Pay off all my mothers bills

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  • 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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