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 reader’s pleasure. We hope you enjoy this interview, with another potential NFL draft prospect.
• Name: Trey Brock
• Height: 6030
• Weight: 214 lbs
• Position: WR
• College: Hillsdale
• Twitter: @_TreyBrock
Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
• I’m from Houston, Tx. I’ve moved from Bellaire to Missouri City to Sugar Land. I love the people the most. There is a competitive nature down here, and we love football.
List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
Strength & conditioning: If you aren’t physically ready to play the game, practice and film is going to be tough. Practice: It’s competition and a game-like environment. It’s also the most fun out of the three. Film: Very important to watch yourself and others and get better from that. Focus on players tendencies, and game plan from that.
What do you worry about, and why?
• I try not to worry about anything too much. I got God at the center of my life and I’m gonna use the abilities He gave me to the fullest of my ability, and see where that takes me.
Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
• My junior year I failed to make the varsity football team. I put my head down and grinded like I always have, and I was given a chance to play college football after my senior year. Now I am graduated from college and pursuing the NFL.
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
• They would probably say my best quality is my work ethic. I’m not too much of a vocal leader, but I do my best to lead by example
Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
• We played against Matt Judon and also Tavierre Thomas who are both in the NFL. Tavierre plays for the Browns and we got matched up a couple times in 2016, so that was a good experience.
What would your career be if you couldn’t play football?
• My career would be in a work environment that involves teamwork and people. I wouldn’t want to be isolated. I would be in a position where I can help people on a daily basis.
Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?
If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
• Probably three strangers. My family is tough, and whoever it was would get out of it. The strangers would definitely need more help. I got love for everybody, and just because I don’t know them doesn’t mean I won’t show them love
If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
• Friday Night Lights. I’d be Mike Winchell and get in the endzone on the last play.
Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
• Junior year being put on JV. I had to grind through that season and keep my goals of playing college and NFL football. I overcame it by keeping my mindset, not quitting, and making it happen
What is your most embarrassing moment?
• I fumbled in the second round of the playoffs this year. We were on like the 5 yard line and nobody even touched me, the ball just popped out. It was brutal.
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
• My 4th touchdown during the conference championship this year. Either that or a touchdown I scored in the first round against Kutztown. They were both pretty hype.
What song best describes your work ethic?
• I don’t really listen to music.
What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level?
• The chip I got on my shoulder. That’s been carrying me through football all my life.
If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
• Saint Padre Pio. He was a very wise man and I would love to pick his brain.
If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it?
• Hillsdale College Dance Club
Who is the most overrated player in the NFL?
• Probably Cam Newton.
Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
• Respected. I don’t care if anybody likes me or not
What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
• None of them. If anybody wants to risk their career by getting in trouble for something they shouldn’t be doing, they’re idiots. There are probably players who have been wronged by the league, and I would feel for them if that’s the case, but I just can’t think of players like that off the top of my head. I look at players like Johnny Manziel, Aaron Hernandez, and even Josh Gordon and just shake my head.
Do you love to win, or hate to lose?
Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
•Probably my mom. She has helped me strengthen my faith a lot, and that’s way more important than any of this.