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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Donatello Brown, DB, Valdosta State University

Donatello Brown of Valdosta State University is a physical defensive back

NFL Diamonds has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible 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 our next prospect!!!!

What is your name? 

Donatello Brown

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’1 195

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

Valdosta State University

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

Go to local schools and read to little ones

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


Where are you from? 

Florida City, FL

Who is your role model, and why? 

John Brown is my role model because he help me get back on track with school and football

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Track basketball and soccer

Did you play any other positions in football? 


At your position, what separates you from others? 

I’m very physical and have great speed

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

How do WR release of the ball. I look at formations and splits how they run their routes.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

BJ Bunn

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

Josh Norman because he’s physical with great ball skills and knows how to get into WR heads

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

The biggest obstacle I overcame was getting back into college and being able to play football again. Overcame my situation because I kept faith in god and asked him to give me another chance.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Give the lord thanks and tell my angels to watch over me

What is your biggest strength? 

Speed is my strength

What is your biggest weakness? 

Ball skills

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

I would tell the GM they won’t regret investing their money on me

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

Deion Sanders

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

My mother, Grandmother, Nephew Jr. Walker

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

Car or a place

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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