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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Cedric Poole, DB, Miles College


Cedric Poole is a tough player who can fill a hole and lay a player out

Cedric Poole is a tough player who can fill a hole and lay a player out

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? 

Cedric Poole

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’0 196

What is your position? 

Free Safety

Where do you play college football? 

Miles College

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

Building homes with Habitat for humanity

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

Calculus 2

Where are you from? 

Birmingham, Al

Who is your role model, and why? 

My mother, she always made something out of nothing for me and my siblings.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball, Soccer and Track

Did you play any other positions in football? 


At your position, what separates you from others? 

My IQ. My production and leadership qualities.

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

Quarterback, receiver  tendencies and combinations .

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Troy’maine Pope – Seattle Seahawks

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

Eric Berry, Tremendous range. I’m a hard nose pass defender and physical run supporter

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome.?

Hurdling the streets of Birmingham. I had to stay focus, I didn’t want to become a  “could’ve been ” so I took action and paved my own way.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I meditate alone and listen to music

cedricWhat is your biggest strength? 

My ability to anticipate

What is your biggest weakness?

Playing to the level of my opponent.

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

I’m a sponge looking for knowledge to soak up and I understand the history of this franchise. Only greatness is allowed through those doors and I damn sure work to be great.

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

Michael Vick

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

Allen Iverson, Tyrann Mathieu and Tupac

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

My parents a home

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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 [email protected]

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