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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Tyler Davis, TE, Georgia Tech

Tyler Davis the solid pass catching TE from Georgia Tech recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Jonathan Joyce.

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • Tyler Davis
  • Georgia Tech
  • TE
  • 6’4”
  • 240lbs.
  • Hometown: North Bellmore, NY
  • Twitter: @Tyler_Davis9

2018 Statistics (UConn):

  • GP: 12
  • Receptions: 22
  • Receiving Yards: 237
  • YPR: 10.77
  • TDs: 6
via Eric Feller (YouTube)

As an athlete, what is your motivation?

As an athlete my motivation is my teammates every day. I love those guys with all of my heart, and would truly give anything in the world for those guys. I do everything in my life for them and that’s why I work as hard as I can for them, so collectively we can do everything possible to help build a culture at Georgia Tech that will last for decades to come.

What defines success for you?

Success for me is knowing that I gave everything I possibly could for whatever goal I am looking to achieve. If I could look at myself in the mirror and know that I did, I know that the results I am looking for will come.

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

I believe my teammates would describe me as a leader, a hardworking, and selfless player.

via @Tyler_Davis9

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

One of my personal rules is to always stay faithful to the process. Everything you obtain in life doesn’t just happen on accident, it may take weeks, months or years, the key is sticking to that process that it will get you to where you want to go. Cheating the process or taking shortcuts is a personal rule I will never break.

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

Haason Reddick when he was at Temple. His combination of speed, quickness and power was incredible to see.

Who is the best player in the NFL?

Aaron Rodgers.

via @GTFootball (Twitter)

What is your team of choice on Madden, why?

I’m not a big video game player but if I’m playing Madden, and being from New York, I’m playing with the Giants.

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

I think the key to understanding failure is taking failure as a learning experience and to never get discouraged. There are two roads you can take once failure occurs, hang your head and sulk on it or work even harder to make sure it never happens again.

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

There are many players that I watch on a regular basis that I try and model my game after. The main guys that I watch include Travis Kelce, Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates, Gronk, and George Kittle. All these guys are obviously great at what they do, and I just try and pick up on some of the small things that they do, that can make a big difference.

via @GTFootball

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

I would tell myself as a freshman in high school to keep an open mind. You are going to be surrounded by some of the greatest coaches in the world, take it all in and work each day to perfect the skills they are trying to teach you to become the best player you can possibly be. Also, I would tell myself to enjoy each and every second of football, whether it be high school or college. You never really realize how special the game of football is until it’s almost over, whether it’s your senior season in high school or college. I would just say to take in each moment and treasure every single day. It’s easy to have a pickup basketball or baseball game in 20 years with your buddies you played ball with, but slim to none to have the opportunity to strap it up one more time and go to war with them on the football field.

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

“Dare to Dream.”

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

I don’t think I’d have any surprises. I am a diehard country music fan and that is all I listen to. Being from New York and only liking country music may be a surprise itself.

via @NCAAFNation247

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

I would love to have dinner with Tony Gonzalez. Obviously because of him being one of the greatest TEs to ever play the game but I would love to pick his brain to hear how he did it so well for so long.

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

Forty years from now I want to be remembered as a guy that gave absolutely everything he had for the team and left nothing left in the tank.

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

They will not get a harder worker, leader or a better teammate than myself.

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