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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Mekhi Brown, DL, Tennessee State University

Mekhi Brown the DL/LB prospect from Tennessee State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Mekhi Brown
  • Height: 6’5”
  • Weight: 240
  • Position: DE/OLB
  • College: Tennessee State University 
  • Twitter: @MekhiBrownn

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

• I’m from Columbus, GA known for producing many athletes in football and baseball and I love that it’s a city that’s not country but is not the most urban place neither 

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

• Strength and Conditioning, film then practice

What do you worry about, and why?

• I worry about failing only because where I’m from it’s expected to play in college but it’s hard making it to that next level without the right mindset and it’s hard keeping that mindset through every trial 

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

• Being at Alabama I feel like I failed in some areas of my life and when I got to TSU I vowed to myself that I would change those things 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• Leadership and honesty 

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

• Jonah Williams 

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

• Athletic training

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

• Room of course 

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 because I know them

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

• Tough question, probably Will Smith on I Am, Legend 

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

• Being a kid and watching my moms car being repoed and I overcame it by putting myself in this situation to go pro

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• 2018 National Championship against UGA

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• My first college sack 

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Too many to choose from 

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

• Communication 

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

• My grandma, my life would be different as well as my moms. She’s the reason I wear 48

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

• Khi’s Place

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

• Danielle Hunter

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Respected because it takes you a longer way. More of a legacy 

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

• Probably PAC Man Jones

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?

• My Poppop 

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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