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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Devon Williams, OL, University of Kansas

Devon Williams is a big boy who has versatility

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?’

Devon Williams

What is your Height/Weight?

6’4 327

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

University of Kansas

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

Participated in running a football skills camp for special needs kids. This was something I’d never done before and to see the kids have more fun than us actual players do was amazing and made me rethink my “why” of the game.

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

College Math

Where are you from?

I’m from St.Augustine FL

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother is my role model. I’ve seen her accomplish so much with being given little to nothing.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball /Track & Field

Did you play any other positions in football?

Offensive Tackle and Guard – Defensive Tackle

At your position, what separates you from others?

My Power, Ability to move people off of the line while getting to the next level of the playing field.

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

Good and bad habits, response to adversity, energy.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Jarran Reed

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

Trent Williams – Dominant – resilient- savage. (Or Ben Garland) he plays both sides of the ball well.

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

Maturing and going through JUCO. My experiences forced me to mature or fail. Failure isn’t ever an option. I over came JUCO by the grace of God. Attending a Military school was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to but Football was my safe haven and at the time I couldn’t have one without the other.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Prayer, Great Vibes.

What is your biggest strength?

Strength- Physically, emotionally,Spiritually but more than all Mentally

What is your biggest weakness?

Being Over confident or optimistic.

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

I would say, ” I’m the guy you want around your locker room and your family and boosters. I enjoy making people feel comfortable mostly in uncomfortable situations and bringing people up. I don’t ever mind putting everyone else before my self. Hard work is something Ive never been shy of. My optimism is positively contagious, if what I have to say can’t be said in a positive way it won’t be said.

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

Pouncey Twins/ Dolphins

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

Martin Luther King, Barrack Obama, Denzel Washington

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

Pay my moms house off.

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

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