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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Nasir Adderley, DB, Delaware

Nasir Adderley is one of the best all around defensive backs in the 2019 NFL Draft

What is your name? 

Nasir Adderley

What is your Height/Weight? 

6” 198

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

University of Delaware

Where are you from? 

Philly, PA

Who is your role model, and why? 

My mom, she is the hardest working person I know. She has been through so much, but yet she perseveres and always keeps a smile on her face

Who was your favorite teacher?

Mrs. Nackers, she’s one of the most genuine people I have met in my life. She was fun to be around

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball, it might have been my favorite until I decided to just focus on football

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Kyle Lauletta,  His football IQ is ridiculous and it’s obvious every time he’s on the field. You always have to be on top of your game and try to disguise what you’re doing

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

So many guys on my team can fall into this category, but I would definitely say Malcolm Brown and Tenny Adewusi. They are both very gifted physically and mentally. I’m very confident in what they are about to do this season

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

Future- Last Breath

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

Earl Thomas, We are about the same size and excel as center fielders but we also don’t fear any contact and very consistent tacklers

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

My junior year of high school I struggled academically and had many top schools coming in to see me only to tell me they would love to take me, but they couldn’t. Senior year I had to put in a lot of work in school to turn my grades around and I made honor roll

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I always get in the hot tub and listen to slow music while thinking about the game

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Most memorable play had to be the one handed catch against Towson. To also make it on sports center it was a dream come true.  It’s something I envisioned ever since I was a little kid and I’m very fortunate to have made it happen

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

The coolest thing I did off the field was work football camps throughout my career here at Delaware. I really enjoyed sharing what I have learned because I was in that position and know what it takes. It’s a great feeling to watch them apply the coaching and get better

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up? 

The Philadelphia Eagles, the 2018 Super Bowl Champs

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

My grandfather, Eric Thomas and Ed Reed. These three people are full of wisdom and I believe they will definitely help me succeed for the future

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