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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tiyun Avery, DB, Henderson State University

Tiyun Avery is a competitive defensive backs that several players in his conference told me they didn't like facing

Tiyun Avery is a competitive defensive backs that several players in his conference told me they didn’t like facing

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?

Tiyun Avery

What is your Height/Weight?

5’10 185

What is your position?

 CB/ Nickle

Where do you play college football?  

The Henderson State University

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

I served my community through mentoring the youth in my neighborhood also helping serve food to people in need.

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

I would have to say college math which is not one of my strong points

Where are you from?

Forsyth Georgia is my home town

Who is your role model, and why?

My mom, I can say this proudly from the fact of how hard of a worker she was to provide for me and my four sisters and brother.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball, track, and my primary sport football.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played running back through a period of my high school career until i made my transition to corner at Arkansas baptist where i attended junior college.    

At your position, what separates you from others?

My play making ability and the knowledge of my position and the game.

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

How the opponent run routes along with how they react and adjust to the ball so i know how to play him when the ball is in the air.

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

I would say Janoris Jenkins.mOur Height is similar but we both play big and fast with great eye for the ball for the the ball.

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

My biggest obstacle was stepping up and helping my mother out by getting a job when i was younger.

What is your biggest strength?

I would have to say my coverage skills.

What is your biggest weakness?

I feel like i have no weakness And I’m not saying this as A cocky player but I’m confident in my game. Just as any corner should be I worked on my bad spots in the off season so i felt this year my hard work spoke for its self.

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

I would tell the GM that you are getting a hard working dedicated player with values.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up? Deion sanders and The Atlanta Falcons
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose? Deion Sander Patrick Peterson And Richard Sherman.

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

My mother a home with everything she needs or ever wanted.

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