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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Andy Avgi, TE, Western Oregon University

Andy Avgi is a dual sport athlete at 6'6 and 270 pounds I love this kids athleticism

Andy Avgi is a dual sport athlete at 6’6 and 270 pounds I love this kids athleticism

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?

Andy Avgi

What is your Height/Weight?

6′ 6″ 270lbs

What is your position?

Tight End

Where do you play college football?

Western Oregon University

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

Going to Elementary schools and talking with the kids and hanging out with them.

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

Philosophy

Where are you from?

Woodburn, Oregon

Who is your role model, and why?

My brother John, because he tells me what I need to hear instead of what I want.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Lined up as receiver

At your position, what separates you from others?

My size, hands, and physicality

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

What I’m doing incorrectly and look at ways to fix or correct it

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

My teammate George Swartzlander

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

Jason Witten because we are similar in run blocking and physicality.

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

Playing collegiate basketball and then switching over to football. It was a tough transition but having a good coach and consistency in my training made the transition easier and helped me overcome that obstacle.

avgiandy_pogDo you have any pre-game rituals?

Visual the game and get my head right.

What is your biggest strength?

Run-blocking, catching the football, physical

What is your biggest weakness?

Route running

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

I’m a big tight end that will block well and catch the ball.  I’m reliable on and off the field.

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

Rob Gronkowski and Green Bay Packers

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

John Wooden, Bill Belichick, and Chris Farley

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

Pay off my school loans

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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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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