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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Raynard Felton, DL, Middle Tennessee State University

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!!!!

Raynard Felton is a quick and powerful defensive lineman who is always around the ball.

What is your name?

Raynard Felton

What is your Height/Weight?

6’4 267

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Middle Tennessee State University

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

Coolest thing I did off the field was hand out food and clothes to the homeless

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


Where are you from?

Jacksonville, Fl

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother and brothers are my role models because everything they do is from their heart. Nothing makes them happier than making another person’s day better

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, and Baseball

Did you play any other positions in football?

I’ve played OL,WR,TE,QB,K,P

At your position, what separates you from others?

The determination and drive to want to be around the ball every play, no matter if it is a run or pass. I will always be around the ball. Also, I have speed power and finesse moves.

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

I look at how low my opponent plays, any tips they may give away to tell when iit is a run or pass play

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Toughest player I ever faced was Justin Chandler TE at Iowa State. We were in high school.

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

Aaron Donald- very disruptive player like me

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

My brother getting killed was the biggest obstacle in my life. Still not over it but family, friends, and teammates help things go as smooth as they can

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Facetime or call someone important to me,Pray and listen to music

What is your biggest strength?

Strength is my technique. Good hands, hips, and feet. Getting off blocks

What is your biggest weakness?

Weakness is my weight

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

I am a leader on and off the field. Everything I do I give my best effort. Quick learner and will practice until my craft is perfected or close to it.

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

Warren Sapp

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

My Brothers and President Obama

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

A trip out of the country with the family

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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