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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Taylor Gadbois, OL, SE Louisiana University

At 6’7 Taylor Gadbois can easily become a permanent mainstay at the tackle position in the NFL

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? 

Taylor Gadbois

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’7” 315

What is your position? 

Offensive Tackle

Where do you play college football?

 I played at both the University of Miami, and Southeastern Louisiana University

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

While I was at the University of Miami we did a Ronald McDonald community service event, and it was my first event ever so it really opened my eyes to how privileged I am.

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

Business Finance

Where are you from? 

Dallas, Georgia

Who is your role model, and why? 

My Dad. He taught me how to be a man, how to handle my business, and showed me what kind of Father I wanted to be later in life.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball, Baseball, Wrestling

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Tight End and Defensive End when I was younger.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I am extremely savvy, constantly aware of what the defense is doing, and play with a nastiness that can’t be taught.

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

I look at the front 7, their tells, what their pass rush moves are, how they conduct themselves throughout the game, and I figure out their deficiencies.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Randy Gregory

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

Taylor Lewan because of his physicality and nastiness.

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

Transferring from Miami, my next school Southeastern I was given the best coach a player could ask for in Ron Roberts. A player in college really can’t ask for more than someone who will shoot you straight and let you know he cares about you. I was privileged to stumble into a great situation.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Listen to music and lock in.

What is your biggest strength? 

I am extremely physical.

What is your biggest weakness?            

I don’t have a weakness.

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

I have all the intangibles, I have battled back through adversity, and I am always learning better ways to play.

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

Player: Jeremy Shockey Team: Atlanta Falcons

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

My Grandfather, My Dad, and Josh Witt

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

I will buy another truck eventually; however big items don’t apply to me I am blue collar.

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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