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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Tanner Draper, S, CSU-Pueblo

Tanner Draper
Colorado State-Pueblo safety Tanner Draper is a big defensive back with great ball skills. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

Name: Tanner Draper
Height: 6’4
Weight: 200
Position: Safety 
College: CSU- Pueblo

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

  • Roses or Whataburger honestly I will eat anything just don’t call me late to dinner!

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

  • The Distance I can cover or my sense for the ball.

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

  • First thing I would do is take care of my parents, I owe them my world because they gave me theirs.

What has been your biggest failure? 

  • I would say being a father, although I had nothing to do with my son’s death I feel that I failed at being his guardian. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • Tough

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • Honestly I have a couple of guys I can name D.J. Penick, Dylan Allbrandt, Preston Guerra, Anthony Barron the list could go on, we have a team that pushes each and holds each other to a standard.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • T, TD, and Cowboy

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

  • I am finishing my degree in Recreation, I personally would like to work with kids who can not go home after school either because of something going on or their parents are not off work. I would help them with their class work but also help train the students in whatever their desired sport of choice. 

What is your coolest life moment? 

  • Listening to my son’s heart beat for the first time.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

  • Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down 

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

  • Ashton Kutcher I have been told I look like him for “Thats 70’s Show”

Who is your favorite football team?

  • America’s Team THE DALLAS COWBOYS

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

  • Friendly Fire Enabled

What is your biggest fear? 

  • Never getting to experience fatherhood again.

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

  • Jeff Heath 

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

  • Usually I listen to Excision or Eminem, I like to dance around with the guys before games to keep loose but as soon as I cross the white lines I am a gladiator. 

Do you have any hobbies? 

  • I have played a game called Warhammer since I was 7 years old so I like to paint and model my figures and then go play against other gamers, I really have to thank my father for sharing his love for the game with me because it helps me get through the grind of football and college.

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

  • Although he’s retired the person I modeled a lot of my game around was Kam Chancellor, I like to think I am at the same spot he was at Virginia Tech. 

What motivates you to work hard?

  • Knowing my son is looking down at me, knowing this is not just for me but 4JACK as well. 

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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