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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Deion Harris, CB, University of North Dakota

Deion Harris should be a draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, but I believe teams are sleeping on him. I love his game and the kid is a freak. He is a tough player to thrown on.

• Name: Deion Harris
• Height: 6’3
• Weight: 200
• Position: CB
• College: University of North Dakota
• Twitter: @deionharris24

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
• Growing up in a small historical town of Hibbing Minnesota showed me the ups and downs in life that  helped get me to where I am today. I love coming back to eat at local restaurants and seeing family.

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
• Practice, Film study, Strength and conditioning. I always admire the saying “Practice what you preach” because you can’t become better at something your passionate about if you don’t practice it.

What do you worry about, and why?
• The only thing I worry about is losing someone I love.
Give me an example of when you failed at something.

How did you react and how did you overcome failure?• Whenever there’s been a time in a game where I made a mistake, I make sure in practice that I don’t make that same mistake twice from the past.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?
• My passion for the game

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
• Carson Wentz (NDSU)

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 
• A football coach at any level

Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first?
• Room

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
• Family member because family always comes first 

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
• Ironman because once he puts that suit on there’s no stopping what he can do

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
• Tearing my Achilles in 2017 and the process which required hard work and patience to come back even stronger

What is your most embarrassing moment?
• Had a chance to get an interception in the collegiate bowl but instead the ball hit me when I was going for a hit on the receiver and not the pick

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
• Returning a pick-six for a game-winning touchdown in the conference championship.

What song best describes your work ethic?
• Outstanding (Gunna)

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level? 
• Being mentally preparared for any situation each day before you go to work

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
• My mother so I could see her again

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 
• Club 24

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 
• Patrick Peterson

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
• Respected because people acknowledge what you’ve been through and understand where you come from 

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
• Colin Kaepernick because he stood up for what he believed in and got punished for it

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 mother, for how much she’s went through in her life battling cancer. She’s made me the man I am today and I do what I do because of her and my family.

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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