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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Drew Estrada, WR, Dartmouth College

Drew Estrada Dartmouth
Dartmouth College the speedy wide receiver Drew Estrada recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Drew Estrada
  • Height: 6’0”
  • Weight: 190
  • Position: WR
  • College: Dartmouth
  • Twitter: @drewestrada

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

  • Marty B’s . It has a really good Texas-style food like Barbecue and Tex Mex.

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

  • I think my ability to do a lot of things sticks out. I am listed as a WR, but I feel like I am a dynamic player that can impact the game in several different ways, whether that be as a WR, RB, or Returner.

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money? 

  • I would buy my parents something nice and invest the rest.

What has been your biggest failure? 

  • I can’t think of one specifically, but probably anytime I let my parents down.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • I’d like to think they would say my composure and reliability during stressful situations.

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • DJ Avery. He’s been through a lot of adversity and continues to grind day in and day out. I have a lot of respect for him.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • A lot of guys call me “straw”. It’s just a shortened version of my last name.

What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job? 

  • Sociology modified with economics. Probably creating a real estate investment firm with my friends from Dartmouth.

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What is your coolest life moment? 

  • My coolest football moment was beating Harvard on a hail mary last season.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

  • Shallow from A Star is Born

If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking? 

  • Matthew McConaughey

Who is your favorite football team? 

  • Dallas Cowboys

What is your biggest fear? 

  • My biggest fear is not being there for someone when they need me. Whether that be family, a friend, or a teammate. I always want to be reliable and accountable.

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

  • There are a lot of underrated players in the NFL, but I have to go with Tony Pollard on the Dallas Cowboys. This may be just because I am a fan of the team, but I think he could easily be a feature back in the league. Every time he touches the ball he creates a big play, despite the small number of carries he gets behind Ezekial Elliot. He creates big plays from nothing.

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

  • Nothing special. I warm-up, stretch and run some routes. Right before the game I always listen to Back in Black by AC/DC because it’s what I used to listen with my dad on my way to games as a kid.

Do you have any hobbies? 

  • Golfing and snowboarding.

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be?

  • Julian Edelman. He plays from the slot a majority of the time, he’s very quick, a good route runner, physical runner, and makes tough catches over the middle. I think my skill set is most similar to his.

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

  • I would say both of my parents. They have always supported me through everything and have provided me the opportunity to succeed. Without them I would be nowhere.

What motivates you to work hard?

  • The thought that those who are great and successful never take an off day. Hard work is something that was instilled in me from a young age and I have carried that throughout my life. It matters even more for a guy like me coming from such a small school. To have a shot at the NFL I need to work that much harder than everyone else.

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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