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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Terrance Evans, DT, Shaw University

Big Terrance Smith will make you pay if you try to run in the middle of the field

Big Terrance Evans will make you pay if you try to run in the middle of the field

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?

Terrance Evans

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3 345

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Shaw University

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

I work with at risk youth at a group home part time.

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

Every single math class I’ve took during my college career has been exceptionally difficult. lol

Where are you from?

Winston- Salem, NC

Who is your role model, and why?

My cousin, 10 year NFL veteran defensive lineman Ray Agnew Sr. Seeing him  come from the same city I’m from and make it in the league 10 years and win a Super Bowl with the 2000 St. Louis Rams was really inspiring and made me believe I can make it playing football.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Baseball, Wrestling

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

To be as big as I am I get off the ball extremely well.I have great footwork. I can also move offensive linemen around and mess up blocking schemes.

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

What personnel are they lined up in, down and distance, offensive line tendencies.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Marcus Reed OG,Fayetteville State University ,went on to play with the Green Bay packers and Kansas City Chiefs

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

Vince Wilfork because that’s who all my teammates compare me too, and also because I’m a big body with a real good motor

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

I tore my ACL mid-way through my sophomore year, I had to basically start over the therapy was tough but I came back in 7 months.

tDo you have any pre-game rituals?

Not really just listen to music.

What is your biggest strength?

Size and athletic ability

What is your biggest weakness?

Need to have better conditioning

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

If your looking for a big physical DT/NG that can fill gaps, keeps LB’s clean and can collapse the pocket and make a new line of scrimmage every play then I’m your guy.

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

Carolina Panthers.

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

Martin Luther King,The Notorious B.I.G., Shaq O’Neal

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

A business maybe real estate or towing company, something that will keep money coming in.

Rapid Answers

  • Who is Better: Tom Brady or Peyton Manning?
  • Who will win the Super Bowl this year? My Carolina Panthers
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  • Who will win MVP in NFL? Its too early to tell right now
  • Who is Better: Deion Sanders or Richard Sherman?

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