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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Desmond Maxwell, TE, Western Kentucky University


Desmond Maxwell is a beast at Western Kentucky. He will lay you out

Desmond Maxwell is a beast at Western Kentucky. He will lay you out

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? 

Desmond Maxwell

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’2 250

What is your position? 

FB/TE (HBack)

Where do you play college football? 

Western Kentucky University

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

The coolest thing I done off the field is give back to the community with helping families have thanksgiving food and doing a toy drive for Christmas.

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

Broadcast 385 commercial sales

Where are you from? 

Louisville Ky

Who is your role model, and why? 

My mother is my role model because she taught me how to work. She persevered through a lot and never gave up. She is my motivation.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Baseball, basketball, and track

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Oline, dline, linebacker

At your position, what separates you from others? 

What separates me from others is being a very hard worker who looks to get better everyday no matter if it’s working out or in practice, also being versatile being able to block on the line of scrimmage and catch the ball whenever it come my way.

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

When watching film, I look at how good they are upfront when it comes to rushing the ball because if they aren’t very good upfront we will have a successful running game.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Rueben Foster

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

 I would compare myself to Marcel Reece because he versatile and he can do a lot of things at his position that separates him from others.

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

Biggest obstacle I had to overcome is losing my older sister to lupus disease. I overcome it by praying and playing hard on the football field for her.

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What is your biggest strength? 

Being able to block on the line of scrimmage

What is your biggest weakness? 


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

I would I’m a hard worker who looks to get better every day and is willing to go the extra mile to do so.

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

Favorite player Marcel Reece and Favorite team Pittsburgh Steelers.

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

Mother, Older sister, and Father

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

My mother a house.

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