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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Demetri McGill, DT, East Carolina University

Demetri McGill is a big boy who plays at an extremely high level

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?  

Demetri McGill

What is your Height/Weight?  

6’0, 295

What is your position?  

Nose Guard

Where do you play college football?

East Carolina University

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

Attending a children’s football camp in Wilson, North Carolina. It was a great feeling to be able to inspire the next generation of athletes.

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

College Algebra.

Where are you from?

Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Who is your role model, and why?

Lebron James, because he conducts himself well both on and off the court. He’s a family man before he is an athlete.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball and Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?  


At your position, what separates you from others?  

My Swiftness and motor.

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

The tendencies of my opponents.  

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?  

Kyle Friend of Temple University

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

Mike Daniels of the Green Bay Packers were the same built, our personalities are similar and he has the skills as me.

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

My grandmother passing away freshman year.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?


What is your biggest strength?

Very good run stopper, easily learn plays, and I can take on double teams.

What is your biggest weakness?

I can’t pass rush that well on my right side.

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

Michael Vick

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

Aaliyah, Lebron James and Craig Sager.

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

A Tesla.

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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