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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Donnell Alexander, DB, Saginaw Valley State University

Donnell Alexander
Donnell Alexander the versatile defensive back from Saginaw Valley State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Donnell Alexander
  • Height: 5’9
  • Weight: 175
  • Position: CB/FS 
  • College: Saginaw Valley State University
  • Twitter: @nelldwa 

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

  • Detroit One Coney Island

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

  • My effort and competitiveness all throughout plays

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

  • Put all of it in the bank 

What has been your biggest failure?

  • Not being able to provide for my parents as much as they provide for me

What do your teammates say is your best quality? 

  • My competitiveness

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • Sicelo Robinson

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Nell

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

  • Engineering Technology Management, if I don’t make it as a football player I want to be a mechanical engineer at an automotive firm

What is your coolest life moment?

  • Playing at Ford Field in the city championship in high school against one of the best high school teams in the nation.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

  • Kasher Quon – A lil bit

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

  • Jacob Latimore

Who is your favorite football team?

  • New England Patriots

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

  • Caution, Very Sneaky

What is your biggest fear?

  • Going to Hell

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

  • Calvin Ridley

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

  • First I make sure that I pray when I wake up in the morning, then I do my daily hygiene, get all of my gear and clothes ready and packed up, get to the locker room and relax my mind for about an hour, roll/stretch out my muscles, get a few fruits in me and fluids so my body stays fresh, put my equipment and things on and then take the field when it is time, I am a simple guy.

Do you have any hobbies?

  • I love to play basketball, and shop

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

  • Vernon Hargreaves

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

  • My parents, without them I wouldn’t be the man I am today. They really taught me the importance of family and how to manage myself in the real world to become a success.

What motivates you to work hard?

  • Money and family! 

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