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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Drequan Brown, OLB, University of Central Oklahoma

Drequan Brown the former Northern Illinois linebacker recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot after a solid year at Central Oklahoma.
  • • Name :Drequan Brown
  • • Height: 6”3
  • • Weight: 230
  • • Position: OLB/DE
  • • College: Northern Illinois University Grad Transfer/ University of Central Oklahoma.
  • • Twitter: Drequan_Brown 

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

• “it’s a lot to love about my city , but most importantly I love to be close to my friends and family who’s been there with me through everything”.

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

• Film study , Strength & conditioning , practice. 

What do you worry about, and why?

• To not be able to provide for my family & not being successful. Because what I do is bigger then me & I want best for my family 

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure.  I felt going junior college out High School & not going D1 that I’ve failed then , but I knew what I was capable of doing. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• That I’m a playmaker & that I’m Accountable.

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

• Max Scharping 

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

• Firefighter  

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

• Room 

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

• Family member , Family always comes first no matter what. 

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

• Black panther , because I loved the way he fought for his family. 

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

• Getting kicked out of HS, then getting back into school & finishing what I started! 

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• When I had to sing in front of the team at NIU when I reported. 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• My  first Division 1 game was an Home opener against Boston college & with me making a game changing play getting an QB Sack to Force an 4th and long it was the  first sack  of the year! 

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Dreams & Nightmares – Meek Mill 

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

• Hardworker & mentally & physically tough

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

• My Grandmother , because she was my biggest supporter & I feel like she was the only one who understood me. 

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

• MVP 22 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• TJ Watt 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Respected , because respect is everything & it means a lot to me. 

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

• Josh Gordon , because I feel like he’s one of the best receivers in the NFL. & I feel like he has the potential to be an all time great. 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• Hate to lose 

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

• My grandmother & my mother because they’ve been with me every step of the way! I know no matter what that I could count on them & that they are the reason I put my all into this. Every time I think about stopping I remember my why and who I do this for. I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in without their love & support. Graduating & receiving my bachelors degree meant a lot to me but it’s way bigger then me. 

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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