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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: David Bryant, RB, Florida Institute of Technology

David Bryant the big back from Florida Tech trucked Defensive backs and anything that would get in his way.

Player Profile:

  • David Bryant
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • RB
  • 6’0”
  • 230lbs.
  • Hometown: Baltimore, MD
  • Twitter: @TOPSZN_3

2018 Statistics:

  • GP: 11
  • Rush Attempts: 35
  • Rushing Yards: 174
  • Yards/Attempt: 4.97
  • TD: 2

What is your favorite song to listen to prior to competing?

Never Stop – Future.

How would your teammates describe you as both a player and person?

Good teammate. Intelligent, hard-working, runs hard, determined and is goal oriented.

How do you and your teammates make practice and film study fun?

By understanding when to be playful or serious. We cracked jokes with each other and coaches. We enjoyed being together and being around the game we love.

When you are studying film, what is your main focus to gain a competitive advantage?

Understanding my own strengths and weaknesses. Understanding our blocking scheme versus their defensive fronts. Knowing where the main hole should be and where my cutbacks are. Finding LBs blitz tendencies.

While at the Collegiate level, who has been the toughest player you have competed against?

Diondre Wallace.

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

My life and my upbringing. I’m grateful for a supportive, praying mother.

What team do you choose in Madden? Why?

Randoms, I like to play with multiple offensive schemes.

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be?

The ability to hear people’s thoughts.

What do you value most from your Collegiate experience?

Traveling with teammates and getting the opportunity to experience different cities.

Who is your personal hero?

My Mother.

Tell me something about yourself nobody would know.

I’m a warmhearted individual. I genuinely care about people.

How do you work on yourself?

Daily affirmations, constant prayer, constant reflection and observing myself in order to make small corrections.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

J. Cole, because his view of the world and society is very deep, his view of people and self is very deep as well. He could give me a lot of wisdom.

If you could have any superpower, what power would it be and why?

Teleport, because you can do whatever you want when you want.

What would constitute a perfect day for you?

Improving in something in my life. Owning the day and getting better.

Who inspired you as a young athlete?

Reggie Bush, Devin Hester, Tavon Austin and Dwayne Wade.

What are the positive attributes that you bring to a professional football team?

Positive attitude, intelligence, hard-worker, size and willingness to do anything they ask.

Tell me about a time where you overcame a challenge.

When I walked on at Towson University, I was the only one in the RB room with no film, accolades, or records. Not only did I make the team but also made the travel squad over scholarship players that held high schools records in their respective states. I kept myself in the conversation with backs that were all-conference, all-american, and state record holders.

What one skill would you like to improve on? What’s your plan for doing so?

Open field movements and making people miss, Work on cuts, dead legs, and stiff arms.

What current/former NFL player do you model your playing style after?

Le’Veon Bell and Ezekiel Elliott.

What is the best part of your hometown; Baltimore, MD?

The inner harbor, crab cakes and chicken boxes.

In 15 words or less, give me your pitch to an NFL GM on why you should be a part of their organization.

I’m a large athletic back with low mileage and good hands, with the size and speed to play all special teams

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