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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dante Shells, WR, Liberty University

Dante Shells is a big time playmaker for Liberty. I love hit big play ability

NFL Draft Diamonds website 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 500 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?

Dante Shells

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2 193

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Liberty University

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

Helping a less fortunate kid that worked at goodwill come to one of the Liberty Football games and gave him some LU gear

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

Philosophy 221

Where are you from?

Scotchplains, NJ

Who is your role model, and why?

Grandfather, Prime example of what being a man takes and backbone of my family

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, baseball, ran track & field

Did you play any other position in football?

Defensive Back

At your position, what separates you from others?


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

Tendencies, type of player by position. Tendencies and critiques of myself! Not tipping off my defenders

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

Randy Moss, gets behind the defense

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

The passing of my father. Family was all we had

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Talking to my father

What is your biggest strength?

Speed, getting up on defenders quick

What is your biggest weakness?


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

I am a serious competitor outworking the next man all the time ready to turn the heads of all GM’s asking their scouts why nobody has mentioned this guy

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

Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson/ Dallas Cowboys

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

My Father, Grandfather (Dad’s dad) & little cousin Shawny

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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