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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Erin Brown, DE, Delta State University


Erin Brown is a long pass rusher with good ball skills

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?

Erin Brown

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3 Height 255 Weight

What is your position?

Defensive End

Where do you play college football?

Hinds Community College/Delta State University

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

I did community service with the special needs children Cleveland High School in Cleveland, MS

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

Exercise Prescription/College Algebra

Where are you from?

Monroe, LA

Who is your role model, and why?

Ray Lewis, Ray Lewis overall mindset of the game of football and life are what I try to aspire to be, and model my game after of.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Soccer, Track & Field

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

Every team needs a franchise player, three positions needed are QB, LT, and DE. No matter what it takes I’m going after the ball.

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

I look at the flaws in my matchup’s technique, is he aggressive, is he passive, does he have poor hand technique or how his footwork is, does he bend at the knees or at the waist. Anything that will give me an advantage when game time come.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Texas AM Commerce LT

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

I would compare myself to Jarret Grady. His motor, his instinct, and physicality.

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

The biggest obstacle was being Homeless. I had to wake up every day with an optimistic mindset saying that everything is going to get better. Also being consistent in keeping my dreams of football alive, even though I was cut three times from my Community College.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Visualizing the game over again in my head.

What is your biggest strength?

My motor and physicality

What is your biggest weakness?

Consistent first step off the ball.

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

I’m going to get the job done, no matter how hard it is, or how long it takes.

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

Jerimiah Trotter and the Philadelphia Eagles

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

My Grandmother, Ray Lewis, and my Dad

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

Throw my kids the biggest birthday bash they ever had


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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