NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Deyleon Williams, DB, Oklahoma Panhandle State University
- Name: Deyleon Williams
- Height: 6’2
- Weight: 190
- Position: Safety/Rover
- College: Oklahoma Panhandle State University
- Twitter: @mac_veinte
Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
- I am from Dallas, Texas. What I love most about the city is the skyline in downtown Dallas. It’s beautiful!
List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
- Strength and conditioning 2. Practice 3. Films study. The training allows you to be in shape to practice and play effectively. Once you’ve accomplished the training, then comes the film. It’s a process.
What do you worry about, and why?
- I try not to worry at all, but I can say think about my future a lot. I’m always thinking of the next step, or what’s ahead.
Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
- I’ve always struggled with math, going back to high school. My senior year in high school, I took it upon myself to meet with a tutor twice a week to prepare for the ACT. One of the best decisions of my life.
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
- Most of my teammates say that I am a very passionate player. You can literally feel my energy on the field.
Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
- I’ve played against some pretty good players, but the best receiver I’ve played against was Ricky Collins. Was on the Packers for a minute, now in the CFL.
What would your career be if you couldn’t play football?
- I would be in law enforcement. I want to work with evidence.
Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?
- I clean my room first. Cleanliness is next to Godliness!
If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
- I’ll die to trying to save all 4.
If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
- I’d be the Joker in Dark Knight. He’s the best villain ever created.
Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
- Biggest adversity? I’ve been through a lot but one thing that took me a while to recover from was the death of my aunt some years ago. We were very close and she taught me many things growing up. I’ve dealt with it through prayer.
What is your most embarrassing moment?
- Playing baseball in high school, I was sagging off second base and got hit with the hidden ball trick!
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
- Blitzing off the edge and getting my first college sack against West Alabama in 2016.
What song best describes your work ethic?
- Ambition by Meek Mill ft Wale
What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non Physical) to help you succeed at the next level?
- Confidence. I believe that confidence is key. In order to obtain confidence, you have to put in the work/training.
If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
- This is by far the toughest question. But I’d bring my aunt for sure. To hear her voice one more time would be incredible.
If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it?
- Club Drip!
Who is the most overrated player in the NFL?
- I think every player that’s in the NFL deserves to be there. But I would have to say Eli Manning.
Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
- I’d much rather be respected.
What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
- Vince Young. Man I used to watch every Texas game when he played. Even when he was on the cover of Madden I thought he was going to be a legend.
Do you love to win, or hate to lose?
- I love to win more than I hate to lose. But I definitely hate losing!!
Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
- My biggest influence would probably be Lebron James. He is one of the biggest African American male figures in the world and his name has never been in any kind of trouble. He is a family man and pioneer in his community as he is always doing service or contributing. Lastly he is the best in the world, with an unmatched work ethic. Lebron is a role model for a lot of people.