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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Teidrick Smith, LB, University of Mary-Hardin Baylor

Teidrick Smith has all the tools to get a shot at the next level

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?

Teidrick Smith

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1 240

What is your position?

OLB/DE

Where do you play college football?

University of Mary-Hardin Baylor

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

Volunteer at children’s hospital, I’ve also gotten close to Crusaders #1 fan Brielle DiFrancesa  

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

Financial Accounting 

Where are you from?

Hallettsville, Tx 

Who is your role model, and why?

My grandfather, because he’s taken care of the family his whole life, works hard and never complains. 

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Track 

Did you play any other positions in football?

RB, LB 

At your position, what separates you from others?

My determination and relentless effort to make something happen.

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

Offensive Lineman tendencies, formations.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Tony Koepnick from UW- Whitewater

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

Robert Mathis, quick first step, similar pass rush techniques. 

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

Dealing with my mothers sickness, helping her at a really young age. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

No 

What is your biggest strength?

Speed 

What is your biggest weakness?

Sometimes pad level is to high.

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

I am the perfect pick because of everything I’ve had to overcome in my life, I am very eager to keep inspiring people through hard work and dedication. 

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

Dwight Freeney 

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

Michael Jackson, Tupac, Barack Obama

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

I really don’t know. 

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