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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Phazahn Odom, TE, Fordham University

Phazahn Odom is a huge target with soft hands. NFL teams will love his abilities

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 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? 

Phazahn Odom

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’8″ 251

What is your position? 

Tight End

Where do you play college football? 

Fordham University

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

Working with POTS to feed the less fortunate in the Bronx

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


Where are you from? 

Barnwell, SC

Who is your role model, and why? 

My role models are my parents. They show my siblings and I the right way to do things by letting the fruits of your labor determine what blessings you receive and by entrusting everything in God.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I played Basketball, Baseball, and also ran Track in high school. Football is actually the sport I played the least because I only played my last two years of high school.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

In high school, I also played defensive end on 3rd down and free safety.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My combination of size, athleticism, and speed.

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

First, I look to see if the defense gave us the look we expected them to give. Second, I look to see if I did what my coaches wanted me to do for that look. Third, I look at my technique and see what I could have done differently to better myself. Then, I look to see if the offense as a whole executed their assignments on that play.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Don Cherry

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

Julius Thomas because there are a lot of similarities in our game/background story

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

Playing behind Dan Light for 3 years. It really taught me to be patient and keep working no matter what

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

No pregame rituals

What is your biggest strength? 

My biggest strength is my size and the mismatch I provide in the pass game

What is your biggest weakness? 

Staying low. Have to work on not being 6’8″ in the run game.
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say? 

There are not many 6’8″ football players with my athleticism walking around

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

Steve Smith Sr.

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

Will Smith, Barack Obama, Frank Ocean

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

A car for my mother

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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