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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Brandon Carswell, DL, Delaware State University

Brandon Carswell the hard hitting DL from Delaware State University by way of Savannah State recently sat down with Jimmy Williams of Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Brandon Carswell
  • Height: 6`0
  • Weight:229 lbs
  • Position:DE/OLB
  • College: Delaware State University/Savannah State University
  • Twitter: @6ixJo

Tell us about your university/college. What was your major/minor? How is campus life?

I obtained my bachelor’s degree at Savannah State University and when I transferred to Delaware State University,  I was accepted into their sports management program for graduate school. Campus life on both HBCUs have been a great and lasting experience for me, especially for the peers I have come to know.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

My teammates would say my best quality is my relentlessness on the field. Even being small in stature, they say, somehow I can still dominate at an inside lineman position.

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?

The role I play on the team, simply, is do my assignment to the best of my ability and bully people while doing it. The positions that best suit my skill set would be DE, LB, or FB. With my size, explosion, and change of direction I can be successful in all these positions.

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

It’s hard to elaborate the best player because there’s a lot of talented players in the MEAC, but North Carolina A&T`s offensive was well put together as a unit.

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?

The teammate that impresses me the most is Christian Johnson. Even though he had an injury that could’ve ended most people’s careers, he came back, got stronger, and even finished 3rd team all-new this year.

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.

I was coming back from my injury at Savannah State and I was having to patiently make my way through rehab while the season was just beginning. I was thinking to myself that my football career was over and that I should just enjoy my last couple of games. Then when I eventually touched the field, I caught a glimpse of the beast that I was to become in the future. I kept working in the offseason after my four games were up to improve myself even more. Delaware State gave me an opportunity to prove myself further. Now I’m in a position to do it again.

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?

If I didn’t play football, I would be a collegiate wrestler. I used to wrestle in high school and was a state runner twice, all because of my signature, the bear hug.

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?

What I’m most proud of is my son because he’s very intelligent at a young age, and I can see him doing great things in the future. My biggest achievement is my bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering technology, because it was challenging finishing in four years with that degree while being a student-athlete.

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?

My favorite player is John Randall. Ever since I arrived at college being an undersized defensive lineman, I’ve tried to mold myself into that beast, even adding a little trash talk.

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?

I don’t have a favorite artist presently, but before a game I’ll listen to music depending on how I’m feeling. If I want to to crazy I play Chicago music, but if I’m going to grown man bully people I play mostly georgia or down south music.

What is your favorite comfort food?

My favorite comfort food is chocolate chip cookies straight out of the oven.

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?

My favorite actor is Will Smith because he can portray or be anybody he wants to be.

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies?

I stretch in my spare time, I do abs, homework, listen to music, and work on my car. My hobby is tinkering with my subwoofer system and just adding onto it, and also installing systems for other people.

Who or what motivates you the most?

My mom and my son. My mom basically is my everything and taught me everything I need to know right from wrong. She is why I’m a great father and willing to do whatever it takes to make life better for my child so he can be better than me in return. It’s bigger than me because my family has to eat.

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