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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Maleek Hall, CB, Tennessee Tech University


Maleek Hall the Tennessee Tech corner is a playmaker

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? 

Maleek Hall

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’10 190

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

Tennessee Tech University

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


In terms of giving back the coolest thing I’ve done was help build a house

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

Biology class

Where are you from? 

I’m from Clarksville, TN

Who is your role model, and why? 

My role models are lebron James and my mother and father. Lebron was my favorite player growing up and he is a great teammate player and business person . And my mother and father are great parents and will do anything for me 

Did you play any other sports growing up? 


I played basketball growing up

Did you play any other positions in football? 


I played receiver, running back, and return man  

At your position, what separates you from others? 


What separate us is our tenacity and how confident we are

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


I break down film at the beginning of every week. It is actual a lot I look for when watching film. Some key points would be splits, Down and distance, and route repetition 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Toughest player ever faced was Eddy Lloyd from EIU plays with Minnesota 

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


Definitely Darrell Revis, we both have same body type and share the same type of IQ on the field . I think his true instincts are similar to mines because of his feel for the game. I feel I have a good feel for the game when I get in the groove 

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


Biggest obstacle in my life was definitely coming up in life in general. Wasn’t the most pleasing kid you know so maturing myself growing up was hard for me cause I was trying to grow up at a young age

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 


My pre game rituals are the same thing every week. Eat 1 piece of meat during pre game meal and laugh with teammates until it is time to put on those work boots. It gets my mind off of the “pressure” of the game and focus on just going out there and playing

What is your biggest strength? 


My biggest strength in my personal opinion is my natural instincts. I think my feel for the game and reaction are truly off of natural instincts. 

What is your biggest weakness? 


My biggest weakness would be my height but that wasn’t a issue ever

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


I am a kid from Clarksville who is hard nose and wiling to learn at every opportunity. I am an out going guy who not one person in the locker room would say they didn’t want me in there. Energy energy energy is what makes football go around

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


My favorite player is Darrelle Revis . Never had a favorite NFL team

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


Lebron James 
Jesus Christ
Lil Wayne

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

My mother and father a house that’s what I would buy first

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