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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tarik Cohen, RB, North Carolina A&T

NCAT running back Tarik Cohen may be a little guy but he has a big heart

NCAT running back Tarik Cohen may be a little guy but he has a big heart

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?

Tarik Cohen

What is your Height/Weight?

5’7 170lbs

What is your position?

Running Back

Where do you play college football?

North Carolina A&T

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

Just hanging with kids at elementary schools and playing football with them.

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

Applied Anatomy

Where are you from?

Louisburg, NC

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model is my cousin Cornelius Newell because he’s always been there for me and showed me the way

Did you play any other sports growing up?


At your position, what separates you from others?

Vision and speed

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

Linebacker flow and d line .

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Javon Hargrave

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

A faster Lesean McCoy (quickness)

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Watch my high school highlights

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?


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

If you’re looking for excitement , I’m that!

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

Reggie Bush is my favorite player

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

Tupac, MLK, and my friend who passed away, Tyquan Holden.

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I will buy my mom a place to stay. Nothing fancy just stable

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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