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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Avery Ford, CB, Lindsey Wilson College

Avery Ford is a playmaker for Lindsey Wilson. He has been dominating since 2013

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?

Avery Ford

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11 – 175

What is your position?

Cornerback

Where do you play college football?

Lindsey Wilson College

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

The coolest thing I have done is going on a month long inter-city mission trip in Los Angles California

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

Econ

Where are you from?

Georgetown, Kentucky

Who is your role model, and why?

Michael Sylvester (the director of the mission trip) because he has helped teach me what it looks like to be an athlete that is on fire for God and compete to complete to the best of my ability.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes, Basketball and I ran track.

Did you play any other positions in football?

Wide Receiver   

At your position, what separates you from others?

The way I complete for the ball

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

I look for a lot of thing, how he releases off the ball, if he puts the ball away after he catches it, what is his most successful routes…

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

I cannot recall.

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

Josh Norman because of how he makes plays on the ball.

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

Growing up without a father and trying to learn what it is to become a man. I am still learning that but I have overcome the struggle that come with it by surrounding myself with strong fathers.  

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

No not really

What is your biggest strength?

My athleticism and my fight  

What is your biggest weakness?

My strength

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

I am at guy that makes plays and always looking to make the TEAM better.  

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

Ed Reed

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

My dad, Ed Reed, and Jesus

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

I would support a handful of people who want to go on a mission trip.

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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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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