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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Devin Elliott, WR, University of Texas of the Permian Basin



Devin Elliott is a play maker for UTPB

Devin Elliott is a play maker for UTPB

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?

Devin Elliott

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2 198

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?


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

Working with youth in different community’s helping them with different aspects of their lives.

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


Where are you from?

Okolona, Ms

Who is your role model, and why?

I have 7 my older Brothers and Uncle Robert Elliott, Rahim Abdullah(Uncle),Brandon McRae, Hakim Gadiaga, Darius Slay, Dak Prescott, and Shay Hodge; All the guys helped me physically in many ways with football and learning the game giving me great I.Q. and different techniques on and off the field.

Did you play any other sports growing up?


Did you play any other positions in football?

DB and Return Specialist 

At your position, what separates you from others?

Speed and My route running ability to get open and being a deep threat and Being a great ball tracker while it in the air.

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

Watching my opponent knowing his weakness and knowing what he is good at and putting pieces together to win every match up against him 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Jeremy Cutrer 

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

Mike Wallace Baltimore Ravens I would have to say me and him have the exact same style of play because of our speed and being a big deep threat.

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

I would have to say losing my farther and losing two of my Aunt I loved. I overcame it by knowing they all were in a better place and that’s heaven 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Drinking a V8 and  listening to music 

What is your biggest strength?

Speed and route running ability 

What is your biggest weakness?


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

Sir if you sign me you won’t regret it I will be the hardest worker and efficient player on your team

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

Jerry Rice team: Tennessee Titans 

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

All three of my deceased family members Farther and my two Aunts

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

Car (Ferrari)

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