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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Leonard Tyree, WR, Miles College

Leonard Tyree of Miles College is a playmaker and I am expecting him to have a huge senior season for the Golden Bears.
  • Name: Leonard Tyree 
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 175
  • Position: WR
  • College: Miles College
  • Twitter: @nflsoon3

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

Tuscaloosa, AL… What I love the most is that everyone supports you if you’re doing something positive or trying to better yourself. Because it’s a small town an don’t too many people make it out.

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

Practice, Film Study, Strength and Conditioning. Practice first because practice makes permanent, Film Study second because you have to be able to know your opponent come Saturday, Strength, and Conditioning last because it’s not about who’s the strongest or fastest

What do you worry about, and why?

Not seeing my mom happy, because she’s been through so much as a mother she deserves the world.

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

In high school, I couldn’t pass the grad exams. I was scared of not graduating, but I studied harder every day until I knew I was ready to take it again.

What do your teammates say is your best quality? Speed

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

Cedric Poole, He was my teammate at Miles College.

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

Athletic Trainer

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

My Room

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

Family always first. Because it’s not a guarantee that the strangers would do the same for you.

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

Michael Oher, because his journey to the NFL is almost similar to mine.

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

Watching my brother go to jail, I’m overcoming it by staying positive an knowing what I have to do to get him out.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

Getting put out the house because my family couldn’t afford to pay the bills anymore.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Game winning touchdown against Kentucky State.

What song best describes your work ethic?

YFN Lucci: “Who I do it for”

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

Speed.

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

My Uncle Red. Because he influenced me at a young age to play football but he never got to see me play once I got older.

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

“Harlem Shake”

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

Anthony Miller, WR for the Chicago Bears.

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

Respected, nobody has to like me. I rather be taken serious at all times.

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

Michael Vick, because he was my favorite player when he was in Atlanta.

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

I hate to lose. 

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

Demario Pippen, he’s my trainer, mentor, an most of all my big brother.

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