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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Corey Vereen, DE, University of Tennessee

Corey Vereen is a monster for the Vols.

NFL Draft 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?

Corey Allen Vereen

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2  251

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

The University of Tennessee

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

I have helped clothe and feed over 100 homeless people in south Knoxville.

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

Computer Science 360

Where are you from?

Orlando Florida

Who is your role model, and why?

My father because he showed me how to be a man.

Did you play any other sports growing up?


Did you play any other positions in football? 

LB in HS.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

Effort and Intellect. 

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

Tendencies/ stances/ eyes.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Laremy Tunsil/ Ole Miss. 

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

Trent Cole- because of his explosiveness off the ball. 

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

Being overlooked; work ethic and prayer/family. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Pray and stretch

What is your biggest strength? 

Effort, explosiveness

What is your biggest weakness? 

For right now hip flexibility. 

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

I will come to work EVERYDAY, I will stay out of trouble, and do whatever it takes for the team to be successful. 

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

Eagles, Donovan McNabb. 

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

Jesus, Malcolm X, My African relatives

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

An apartment to live in. 


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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