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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Richard Cooper, RB, Texas A&M Commerce


Richard Cooper is speedster who definitely can play at the next level

Richard Cooper is speedster who definitely can play at the next level

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? 

Richard Cooper

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’10” 190

What is your position? 

Running Back

Where do you play college football? 

Texas A&M Commerce

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

Brought our team and fans a clutch touchdown for Victory in a championship game

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

Calculus 2.

Where are you from? 

Angleton, Texas

Who is your role model, and why? 

Arian Foster because he had a successful career for my favorite team and did it going undrafted

Did you play any other sports growing up? 


Did you play any other positions in football? 

I have played every skill position on the field A combination of vision quickness elusiveness footwork and experience with the ball in my hands

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

In film I watch the D line, their get off how physicality. The linebackers and how athletic they are how they approach tackles what are there tendencies. The Safeties in run support so they fly downhill or catch tackle

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

A fresh Arian Foster, a young frank gore, or LaDanian Tomlinson. I feel like my running style similar to a little of each of them

What is your biggest strength? 

My biggest strength is my vision and footwork

What is your biggest weakness? 

Biggest weakness will be size right now

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

“Draft me or pick me up on a practice squad give me a chance at least. I have a passion for playing football since I started at 6. I’ve been a 1st team running back wherever level I played. 2 years HS, 2 years College. I feel like I have a knack for winning and making plays.” 

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

Cowboys growing up/Emmitt Smith and Now Texans

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

My grandpa, Albert Einstein, The head honcho of the NFL

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

First NFL paycheck would buy my mom a house and start investing


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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