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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jamel Brintley, DE, Mars Hill University

Jamel Brintley of Mars Hill is a beast off the edge

Jamel Brintley of Mars Hill is a beast off the edge

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?

Jamel Brintley

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1 240

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Mars Hill University

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

Coaching youth league team in inner city Orlando

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


Where are you from?

Detroit, MI

Who is your role model, and why?

My older brother, James. He is a provider for his family and a strong moral based man.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Track & Field, Weight lifting

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

My quickness and strength combination. I can combine the two with great effort to make plays!

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

Tendencies. What my opponent like to do in specific formations. Down and distance. I also pay attention to the offensive line’s tendencies. How they pass set and run block.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Denzel Good,currently playing for the Indianapolis Colts  

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

Bud Dupree. I like to bully my opponents while still playing controlled and fast.

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

Moving from high school to high school. I transferred 4 times and almost gave up on football. It took the motivation to want to go to college and get a degree to keep me going and earn my scholarship.


Jamel Brintley

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I like to listen to music before games.  

What is your biggest strength?

Leadership quality, I like to lead by example for my teammates.

What is your biggest weakness?

Being over prepared. I sometimes stress the small details more than I should.

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

I am a play maker!

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

Ray Lewis! Just the perfect example of controlled chaos.

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

Barack Obama, Von Miller, Jessie Owens

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

Shares/ Stock of corn.

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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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