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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Orlando David, TE, Texas Southern University

Orlando David is a big boy who transferred from Miami Ohio to Texas Southern

Orlando David is a big boy who transferred from Miami Ohio to Texas Southern

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?

Orlando David

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3-250

What is your position?

TE

Where do you play college football?

Texas Southern University, Played at Miami Ohio 2012, 2014, 2015.

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

Helped at food bank in Houston

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

A Sociology class

Where are you from?

Miami Florida, Dade County

Who is your role model, and why?

My older brother because he is like a father figure to me.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball and Track

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played just about everything except kicker

At your position, what separates you from others?

My athleticism and mindset to be a better me each and every play.

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

l like to look at coverages, player efforts, the energy of the players in case I have to prepare for trash talkers.

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

I would say Antonio Gates, just from my perspective we are similar far as being elite TE’s. From play flexed out or being attached.

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

Just being overlooked and being confident in myself and play.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Just to keep my composure and listen to slow music makes the game slower for me, Just pray.

What is your biggest strength?

Being an athlete pure hands, route running, making defenders miss.

What is your biggest weakness?

Emotions, composure.

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

I’m the man you would want apart of your organization because I’m humble and hardworking and have God given talent that hasn’t been showcased yet.

orlando-davidWho was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

My favorite players are Teddy Bridgewater and Antonio Brown. Teddy is someone I personally know and played with in high school, He has always been humble on and off the field in addition, (GUMP) Good under major pressure. Antonio Brown because he is a Miami native and just brings everything to the game you would want in a athlete (CALL GOD). Patriots because Belichick takes those talented players that has been overlooked and make champions out of the players. Dolphins because the history and its close to home.

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

 I would choose Jesus, my father, grandmother.

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

Give it back to God

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