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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Daventa Adams, DE, Livingstone College

Daventa Adams the pass-rushing DE from Livingstone College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  •  Name: Daventa Adams
  • Height: “6”3
  • Weight: 255
  • Position: Defensive End 
  • College: Livingstone College 
  • Twitter: @__eat11

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

• Atlanta Ga, the culture and the music scene

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

•  Film because the only way to beat your opponent is to know your opponent. Conditioning it gives you the ability to outwork a person in a game and brake there will. The strength gives you the confidence you need to dominate and not be thrown around 

What do you worry about, and why?

• I worry about not doing my job on the field and allowing teams to make plays off my mental mistakes as a player when you’re not doing your assignment or what you were coached to do 

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

• My first year I had a great camp but mentally as a player, I wasn’t ready my first college I missed a lot of tackles was exhausted out of shape, but I stayed down got my  mind right body right and came back as a better player mentally and physically then next year 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

•  The ability to make plays and also be vocal when it necessary, and being a brother see on our defense we all  make plays we shark baby 

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

• WSSU RB  Kerrion Moore, smart back, very deceptive, great speed much respect 

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

• Probably would be coaching because I have a 6-year-old son and that always been a dream of mine 

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

• Room gotta keep a cleanroom 

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

•  A family member family is everything life wouldn’t be the same without family

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

•  The flash only because I play defensive end and to have that speed coming off the edge what offensive lineman could block me 

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

• Finding myself after being cut from my JUCO team due to my own action and going to Livingstone my first year and not doing what I was posed to do academically when I got to living stone so I had to earn my coaches trust back by doing what I had to do in the classroom first

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• My first college game against Benedict I will never forget it 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

•  Playing against Shaw we had just turned the ball over was backed up in our own 20 and need to get ball back so I came offline spin move strip-sack and got the offense the ball back 

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Future Stick Talk 

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

•Being able to deal with adversity that plays a part anywhere no matter what happens or if I do get. A chance at the next level I will always be that player that came from a D2 trying to do the impossible It will always be can he compete at the next level with guys who have played D-1,2 or 3 football

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

• Honestly, I would love to bring my granny back but I would bring my cousin’s father back because I feel very young Man need their father in there life and I hate my cousin never got the chance to experience that as I did.

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

• The Spot 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

•  Kevin Byard 31 Tennessee Titans 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

•  Respect it goes a long way, not meant to be liked by everybody but you gone respect me 

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

•  Shawn Oakman DE from Baylor he had the size the talent, just things happen and certain things you can’t control in life but I wish him the best 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

•  Come on everybody loves to win nobody wants to be a loser and be 2nd place or any of that. Winning is everything that the only thing people pay attention to 

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

• My Grandma Lord Rest Her Soul She Always Wanted what was best for me, she always was by my side and made believe in myself all she ever wanted was for me to go to college and make something of myself even if it was in football or in life. 

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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