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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Davon McGill, WR, Concord University (WV)

Davon McGill is physical, he played both WR and LB for Concord University

Davon McGill is physical, he played both WR and LB for Concord University

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?

Davon McGill

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3 220

What is your position? 

WR/OLB

Where do you play college football? 

Concord University, Athens WV

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

Performed twice as a member of “The Four Brothers” male quartet in the Michael Mansfield Room, Untied States Capitol, Washington, DC for the Salvation Army & • Filmed, recorded and edited numerous school for Bladensburg High School -Recognized and honored by the Mayor of Bladensburg, Maryland, for outstanding community youth leadership.

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

Biology

Where are you from?

Landover, Maryland          

Who is your role model, and why? 

Muhammad Ali because he changed the sport of boxing, he known for his public stance against the Vietnam War, his longtime battle with Parkinson’s disease and he also help free 15 US hostages in Iraq. Overall, he made an impact in boxing but the greater impact was making an impact for his country.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Yes, played soccer, basketball, track, & Boxing

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Yes, QB, TE, & FS

At your position, what separates you from others?

I make sure every rep/play counts, even if it’s a big or small play. I will play my role, even if it’s blocking on the play or catching the ball. I always make the first person miss and fight for positive yards. Playing on defense, I am always around the ball or making the play and I believe I come down hill like Sean Taylor. I am very coachable and humble. I do whatever is best for the team and play my role.

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

I look for how the CB back-paddle. On the down & distance I look for when he is on his heels and when he is flat footed, how good of hips he have, during his press-cover which hands he jams with first, look for his speed and how he attacks the ball in the air.

davonnWho was the toughest player you ever faced?

Riyahd Richardson

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

A.J Green because he is quiet & very humble. He is a great route runner and attacks the ball in the air. He is a big target and constantly comes down with the ball when thrown his way.

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

My biggest obstacle was when I injured my knee and was not able to walk for three months. I overcame this obstacle with a lot of praying & church, community support, and physical therapy.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Yes, I pray, listen to music, and dance to get relax.

What is your biggest strength?

Being very physical.

What is your biggest weakness?

Staying low doing route running.

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

First that I am a professional, I know this is a business. I will not bring any negative attention to the NFL or team. I am a team player, I am coachable, and I have what it takes to help the team be successful. I will always make my position coach look good, that I am learning and taking coaching on and off the field.

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

Favorite player growing up was Terrell Owens & favorite team: Philadelphia Eagles

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

Tom Brady, Muhammad Ali, & Idris Elba

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

I would buy nothing, I have a niece & nephew, and two little brothers, I would pay for them to be in private schools. But, if I had to buy something it would be a house for my big sister and mother.

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