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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Gyasi Yeldell, DE, Presbyterian College

Gyasi Yeldell of Presbyterian College is a big-time play maker
  •       Name: Gyasi Yeldell
  •       Height: 6’1
  •       Weight: 245
  •       Position: Defensive End
  •       College: Presbyterian College
  •       Twitter: @Big_Cook77

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
        • Petticoat Junction is a small town inside of Aiken, South Carolina. The community is the greatest in the state. The one thing I love the most is the support system from everybody in the community.        

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
        • Practice, Film, Strength and Conditioning. Practice is number one because that’s the place where you can fix your mistakes and become a better football player. Then you can watch the film from practice and correct mistakes as well as gain a mental edge on the opponent. Lastly, strength and conditioning are very important because you need to be in shape to give yourself a chance to perform. 

What do you worry about, and why?
        • I try not to worry because I know I can always trust and depend on God.        

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
        •   I would have to say it was a week at practice when I could not get a pass rush move down and cost the defense a touchdown in practice. I simply stayed after practice and worked on it in my own time. By the end of the week, I got the move down and executed it in the game.       

What do your teammates say is your best quality?
        • Leadership and Football IQ.        

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
        • The best player I have played against would be Justin Herron from Wake Forest       

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 
        • A Physical Therapist or Football Coach      

Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first?
        • Must start with the room then work yourself out.        

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
        • I would choose the family member because its hard to turn your back on family when they have also made many sacrifices for you.         

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
        • Superman because he is a jack of all trades.        

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
        •  My biggest adversity in life would be being overlooked. I just continue to do everything I can and let the rest take care of itself.       

What is your most embarrassing moment?
        • My most embarassing moment would have to be missing a sack my sophomore year because the QB juked me.          

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
        •  Most memorable play of my collegiate career would have to be when I chased down a Punt Return for 50 yards and saved a Touchdown.       

What song best describes your work ethic?
        • Unstoppable- Lucci       

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level? 
        • Football IQ       

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
        •  My Grandfather, so I can show him the man I have become.       

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 
        • Holleywood        

Who is the most overrated player in the NFL? 
        • None, Obelieve they are professionals for a reason.         

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
        • Respected. Respect in life can take you a long way rather than being liked by someone.        

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
        • Aldon Smith just because he was so talented and had a great skill set.      

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?
        •  HATE to lose.       

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
        •  My high school head coach Al Lown because he helped me become the person and player I am today.       

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 [email protected]

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