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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Taurean Ferguson, CB, Vanderbilt University

What is your name?

Taurean Ferguson

What is your Height/Weight?

5’9 190lbs

What is your position?

Cornerback/Nickel back

Where do you play college football?

Vanderbilt University

Where are you from?

Jonesboro, GA

Who is your role model, and why?

My Father. He has shown me how to become the young man that I am today. He has also shown me how hard you must work in order to obtain anything you want in this world.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Ms. Nikki Polite. She always knew what I was capable of on the football field and also the classroom. She was able to get the best out of me and supported my journey in sports.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Track, Baseball, Basketball

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Dak Prescott

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Khalijah Lipscomb

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

Hail Mary- 2 Pac

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

Brent Grimes. We have a similar stature and we can both play the left, right, and slot cornerback position, regardless of the size of the opposing receiver.

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

Earning a degree from the #14 school in the country, while also playing SEC football. I was able to overcome this by being proactive about my priorities, getting the proper help and assistance and being consistent in my process.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

The night before each game I lay down and visualize myself making plays throughout the game.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

My fumble recovery for a touchdown against the Kentucky Wildcats my Junior Year.

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

I had a chance to work with a non-profit in Nashville called Backfield in Motion. It allowed me to mentor and inspire young athletes both in the classroom and on the field.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Atlanta Falcons

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

Barack Obama, Lebron James, and 2Pac.

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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