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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dorian Maynard, CB, Muskingum University


Dorian Maynard is a long cornerback with speed

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?

Dorian Maynard

What is your Height/Weight?

6″ 160

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Muskingum University (OH)

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

Working with the youth and high school football players in my hometown

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

Human Structure & Function

Where are you from?

Coraopolis, PA

Who is your role model, and why?

My parents, hardest working people I know, they have always supported me and my siblings

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Baseball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Wide Receiver, Quarterback

At your position, what separates you from others?

From me being a former wide receiver I know a lot of routes a wide receiver can run by his splits. Also my work ethic, I don’t like to be out worked so I go hard at everything I do

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

Different splits the wide receiver has due to the routes they will run, also their technique when cutting during their routes

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Played a lot of tough people but a name that stands out big would be Tyler Boyd who went to play at University of Pittsburgh and later on got drafted to the Cincinnati Bengals

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

Would be William Jackson 3rd he has good technique and also is a ball hawk when its in the air its his, I have that same mindset

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

Sitting out a year of football due to my grades, it woke me up and I began doing better in school

dorianDo you have any pre-game rituals?

Listening to music and watch college defensive back highlight tapes

What is your biggest strength?

Student to the game

What is your biggest weakness?

Biggest weakness would be my weight

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

I would do whatever it takes to make the team succeed, also will never have to worry about me in any bad situations off the field

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

Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers

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

Deion Sanders, Michael Jordan, Obama

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

Knew house for my parents

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