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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tyshon Henderson, OL, Clark Atlanta University

Tyshon Henderson is a huge player with a long reach and a powerful punch

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? 

Tyshon Henderson

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’7″ 318lbs

What is your position? 

Offensive tackle/Offensive Guard

Where do you play college football? 

Clark Atlanta University 

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

Habitat for Humanity in Santa Fe New Mexico

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


Where are you from? 

Newark, NJ

Who is your role model, and why? 

My older brother because despite everything that has gone wrong in his life he’s still striving everyday and now he plays for Tulsa University Basketball 

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball, Track and Field

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Offensive Guard

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My athleticism, my pass blocking techniques and most importantly the amount of fun and love I have for the game! 

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

When breaking down film, I look for completion of assignment, knowledge of surrounds (if the offensive lineman eyes peeked for the backside backer or not etc..) and finally athleticism (footwork etc..)

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Khalil Mack

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

I would compare my style of play to Eric Fisher because I strongly believe I am very solid at protecting my quarterback while still being able to run block at a top level as well! 

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

A few weeks before freshman year of college, my house burned down in the middle of the night and I debated staying home and not going to college but God had different plans for me. To overcome it, I just try not to think about it but I usually workout or sometimes I purposely think about it on gameday and I usually have some of the best games of my life.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Praying and Gospel Music 

What is your biggest strength? 

Knowledge of the game (which helps me pick up on schemes, new play books, plays etc) 

What is your biggest weakness? 

Not believing in my God given abilities at times

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

I would tell you that you took the first step toward being GREAT! 

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

Favorite player: Brandon Jacobs Favorite team: NY Giants

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

President Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr., Jay Z

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


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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