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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Darren Evans, CB, Nicholls State University

Darren Evans Nicholls State
Nicholls State DB Darren Evans recently sat down with Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams
  • Name: Darren Evans
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Weight: 183 lbs
  • Position: CB
  • College: Nicholls State University
  • Twitter: @Uknwdee

Darren Evans is one of the returning veterans in the Nicholls State secondary in 2020. He had a great year in 2019 with 14 pass breakups. Evans also has exceptional speed. He was a standout high school track runner in the state of Louisiana with a best of 49.59 in the 400m.

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

I major in interdisciplinary studies with a minor in sociology, safety management

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

My length and awareness 

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

I see myself as a lockdown down man to man corner. 

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

Nathan Stewart & Jazz Ferguson 

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?

I would have to go with our receiver Dai’Jean Dixon 

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

When I lost one of my best friends

Darren Evans Nicholls State Highlights

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

No other sport. 

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

My son and becoming a father.

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.

My diving interception Vs Sam Houston 

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

Kobe is favorite athlete, and I model my game after Stephan Gilmore and Jalen Ramsey

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

Meek mill, just the atmosphere of college football 

What is your favorite comfort food?

Wings (flats) 

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?

Denzel Washington 

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

Play madden & listen to music

Who or what motivates you the most?

Family has to be my biggest motivation.

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