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2020 NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Obi Eboh, CB, Stanford University

Obi Eboh the amazing CB from Stanford University is a big time player who recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds very own Jonathan Joyce.

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • Obi Eboh
  • Stanford University
  • CB
  • 6’2”
  • 194lbs.
  • Hometown: Southlake, TX
  • Twitter: @Obi_Eboh3

2018 Accolades & Statistics:
  • 2018 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.
  • GP: 13
  • Total Tackles: 17
  • PBUs: 4
via @StanfordFball (Twitter)

As an athlete, what is your motivation?

Ever since I started playing football at a young age, I’ve been aspiring to reach the dreams and goals I have set for myself every single day. Knowing that the work that I put in each day brings me one step closer to achieving those dreams is a constant motivation. As a competitor, I love the fact that for every game week there is meticulous preparation that goes in for both teams that are about to compete against each other. Then on game day, it is a battle between you and the person lining up across from you to see who was better in their respective preparation. Football can give players a tremendous platform and means to be very successful and ultimately, I want to be able to put my family in a better situation than we were previously, which is a big driving force for me.

What defines success for you?

Success to me is the peace of mind knowing that you did your very best to become the best at what you are capable of doing. You align what you value with your actions and thoroughly enjoy what you do and how you do it.

What would your teammates say about the type of teammate you are?

My teammates would say I am someone who genuinely loves them and the game of football. Someone who is trusting and always respectful of them. They would say I am a person who loves to compete hard, but at the end of the day has a lot of fun while doing it.

via @StanfordFball (Twitter)

What are some of your personal “rules” that you never break?

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Who is the toughest player you’ve competed against during your collegiate career?

Sam Darnold (QB – USC/New York Jets).

Who is the best player in the NFL?

Aaron Donald.

via @StanfordFball (Twitter)

What is your team of choice on Madden, why?

The Dallas Cowboys. I grew up watching them being from the Dallas area and I like to run the ball. The Cowboys have an incredible offensive line and one of the best running backs in the game, Ezekiel Elliott.

Failure is inevitable in life. How do you handle situations that don’t go in your favor?

Adversity is always going to come and it can come in many different ways. When I have failures or shortcomings, I look at them as learning opportunities and that way I can turn a negative situation into a positive one and grow from it.

Is there a current/former NFL player that you model your game after?

A.J. Bouye.

via @StanfordFball (Twitter)

Knowing what you do now, what would you go back and tell yourself as a High-School Freshman?

Have fun, don’t have any regrets on, or off of the field. Do what you want to do and always have confidence in everything that you do.

What is your go-to restaurant near campus?

Honestly, Chipotle.

If your life was a book, what would its title be?

It would just be “Obi.” So simple, it’s complicated.

What song or artist do you like but rarely admit to liking?

If I like it I’m not afraid to admit it, but I would say my favorite artists are Drake, Travis Scott, Playboi Carti, Gunna, and A$AP Rocky.

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

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I would pick his brain and try to understand how he came up with the core values he believed in.

Forty-years from now, what do you want to be remembered for?

Forty-years from now a lot of the accolades that you may have had might not be remembered by many people, so at the end of the day I want to be remembered as someone that was a man of high character. Someone that was well-respected, caring, and that people could trust.

In 15 words or less, why should an NFL team invest in you?

I am a professional, who will work to get the job done every single day.

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