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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Brady Smith, DB, Alcorn State University

Brady Smith of Alcorn State is a solid prospect (Photo courtesy of Alcorn State)

•       Name: Brady Smith 
•      Height: 6’0
•       Weight: 190
•       Position: CB/FS
•       College: Alcorn State University 
•       Twitter: @smith_brady28

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

•Batesville,Ms. The cookouts and Friday Night football games.

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

•Strength & Conditioning because a player has to be developed and in shape in order to Practice. The film, to allow the player to watch and see what should have been done, and what needs to be improved.

What do you worry about, and why?

•I don’t worry about anything, because at the end of the day I know that I’m living the life that God has planned for me. Romans 8:28 All thing work together for good, for them that are called according to his purpose.

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

•Growing up I failed at being the person I was destined to be. I re-evaluated myself, and made a drastic change.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• Tackling 

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

•Chad Kelly

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

•Athletic Director or Coach

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?

• One family member, because I’m not sure how severe the circumstances could be. 

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

•Flash, because he’s fast. 

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?

•Going off to college, being taken out of my comfort zone. I overcame that by just adjusting myself, I knew I couldn’t turn back- I could only move forward.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

•Being disciplined at school by my mom when I was in the second grade

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• Catching an interception during the Celebration Bowl, on national television 

What song best describes your work ethic?

•Young Dolph- Major

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

•Ranging the ball and Tackling

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

•Rodrick Scurlock, to show him that he was right about what path I should take. 

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

•Black Castle

Who is the most overrated player in the NFL?

•Rob Gronkowski

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

•Respected, respect takes you a long way

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

•Josh Gordon, he deals with mental complications 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

•Love to win

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

•My big brother Brendan Smith, he has always wanted me to take my own path and make my own name for myself.

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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