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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Devonta Archer, WR, Trinity international University

NFL Draft Diamonds has interviewed some of the best small schoolers to make it to the NFL.  Last year our team interviewed over 750 players from NAIA to the FBS.  This year we went to NFL teams scouts for every question on this interview.  Ten NFL scouts who are avid readers of Draft Diamonds put this interview together for our readers pleasure.  We hope you enjoy this interview, with another potential NFL draft prospect

  • Name: Devonta Archer
  • Height: 6’4
  • Weight: 220
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • College: Trinity international University
  • Twitter: @archyshowtime

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

  • My hometown is Harvey, IL. The things I love about Harvey is my home church Outreach and my family 

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

  •  Strength and Conditioning would be my first because the better shape I’m in, the better I can perform in practice

What do you worry about, and why?

  •  I work hard so I don’t have to worry

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

  •  I wasn’t eligible for 2017-2018 season. It forced me to work harder. I got more focus in my books and got eligible the next season

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • My teammates would say my best quality is leadership. I lead by example on and off the field

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

  •  Michael Franzese from St. Thomas university in Minnesota.

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 

  • If I couldn’t play football anymore I would definitely be a coach. I love teaching, inspiring and helping other people.

Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?

  •  Room

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

  • I would save my one family member and hope I can save the other three 

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

  •  Gladiator, he never gave up when things got tough

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

  • My biggest adversity in life was being homeless and having nowhere to go. I dealt with it by praying and reading the bible everyday. One day God gave me a direction

What is your most embarrassing moment?

  • My most embarrassing moment is when I went on a date with this girl and I left my wallet at home 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

  • My most memorable play of my collegiate career is my sophomore year at Merced College. We were facing Hartnell College who were 5-0 at the time. I scored the game winning touchdown to put us ahead

What song best describes your work ethic?

  •  I put on for my city – Young Jeezy

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

  • I would bring back my grandmother. Just for her to see how good her kids and grandchildren are doing

Who is the most overrated player in the NFL? 

  • Vontae Davis because I felt it was a coward move to quit on your team at halftime

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

  •  I rather be respected because respect is earned and a man with morals and values wont be like by everyone

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

  • Tim Tebow, he was prosecuted for his faith and his standing up for what he believed in.

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

  • Hate to lose 

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

  •  My father has the biggest influence on my life because he paved the way for me to be where I’m at now

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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