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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Drake Wells, WR, Grand View University

What is your name?

Drakkar Wells (Drake)

What is your Height/Weight?

5’9 175

What is your position?

Slot Receiver

Where do you play college football?

(Grand View University)

Where are you from?

(Candler, North Carolina)

Who is your role model, and why?

(My mother, because she raised me as a single parent and she never shows weakness she has always been tough for me. She is everything I hope to be as a parent one day.)

Who was your favorite teacher?

(My mother)

Did you play any other sports growing up?

(Basketball and Track)

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

(I am not sure about that one.)

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

(I would have to say Kemaad Jones.)

What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?

(Too Young by Post Malone)

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

(Kenny Stills of the Miami Dolphins or Brandin Cooks of the Patriots.)

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

(Losing my grandpa my junior year of high school, he and I were super close and his death was a very difficult time in my life. I would say just having an incredible support system guided me through that period.)

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

(I always say a prayer thanking God for this opportunity and watch a Reggie Bush highlight tape from his USC days.)

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

(The touchdown my freshmen year at Bethany College (KS) that set the single-season record for touchdowns in a season by a Freshmen.)

What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?

(That’s a tough one, but I wouldn’t say any of them are better than the other, I just serve God’s calling and try to be the man I can be off the field. So to answer that there isn’t anyone event that sticks out to me.)

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

(Carolina Panthers)

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

(Jesus, Justin Bieber, and Stephen Curry)

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