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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Todney Evans, DL/OLB, Bethune-Cookman University

Todney Evans of Bethune-Cookman University was a pass rushing artist who recently sat down with Jonathan Joyce of Draft Diamonds.

Player Profile:

  • Todney Evans
  • Bethune-Cookman University
  • DL/OLB
  • 6’2”
  • 235lbs.
  • Delray Beach, FL
  • Twitter: @Todney90

2018 Statistics:

  • GP: 10
  • Total Tackles: 38
  • TFL: 7.5
  • Sacks: 3.0
  • FF: 2

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

I listen to a lot of Kodak so really any song from him.

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

They would say I’m a lead by example guy and a great role model.

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

By going over the plays together and actually lining up and doing them.

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

I always studying film to better myself and get an edge on my opponent. My main focus is to look at his tendencies, and weaknesses.

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

McDermott, KC.

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

I’m just grateful to be able to breathe and live life.

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

It would be the ability to have great hand work.

What do you value most from your Collegiate experience?

When I played my first collegiate game and got a strip sack on Miami.

Who is your personal hero?

My Uncle.

Tell me something about yourself nobody would know.

I can really play tight end.

How do you work on yourself?

By teaching myself to stay calm and learn from my mistakes and others.

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

My Grandma and because she passed away.

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

Super speed and because speed kills.

What would constitute a perfect day for you?

Working out and chilling.

Who inspired you as a young athlete?

My Grandma.

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

I bring knowledge, hard work, and discipline.

Tell me about a time where you overcame a challenge.

When I transferred, or when my Grandma passed.

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

My hand work needs improvement. I plan on bettering my hands by perfecting my craft and watching film.

If you could sack any NFL QB, past or present, who would it be and why?

I would love to sack Tom Brady because I know he is competitive and that’s going to make me want to sack him again.

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

Vic Beasley.

What is the best part of your hometown; Delray Beach?

We are a small city but we breed dogs.

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

You should pick me to be a part of your organization because I’m a complete athlete. I’m a smart player, I play fast but under control. And I play with a chip on my shoulder, because I’ve been an underdog all my life.

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