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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Deane Leonard, CB, Ole Miss

Deane Leonard
Ole Miss recently landed senior standout cornerback Deane Leonard from North of the Border. Leonard recently played for the University of Calgary. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Deane Leonard
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Weight: 190
  • Position: CB
  • College: University of Calgary -> Ole Miss
  • Twitter: @deaneleonard9

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

  • Seniores Pizza

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

  • Instincts and twitchy movement

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

  • Eat at a nice restaurant

What has been your biggest failure? 

  • Not taking good enough care of my body over a season

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • A leader by example

Who is the hardest working player on your team?

  • Me

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Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Spiderman

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

  • Finance, either coaching or a career in finance

What is your coolest life moment? 

  • Winning a national championship for my home school

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

  • Let me love you by Mario

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

  • I don’t know a lot of actors!

Who is your favorite football team? 

  • New Orleans Saints

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

  • Antisocial!

What is your biggest fear? 

  • Losing loved ones

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

  • Casey Hayward

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

  • Good breakfast, spend the day alone, good music

Do you have any hobbies? 

  • Golf

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

  • Jalen Ramsey

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

  • Everyone in my family

What motivates you to work hard?

  • I’ve been doubted and under-recognized most of my football career

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

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