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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Codie Bell, DB, Central Missouri

Codie Bell is a quick versatile defender from the University of Central Missouri. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams. (Photo credit Randy Speer)
  • Name: Codie Bell
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Weight:190
  • Position: DB
  • College: University of Central Missouri
  • Twitter: @CodieBell
  • Instagram: codiebell3

What is your major/minor? Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?
My major is in Finance with a minor in Marketing.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?
My work ethic and love for the game

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 leader and a difference maker. I am a football player. I can play deep, in the box or play man. The scheme doesn’t matter. I take a lot of pride in being able to do everything

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
Our TE, Zach Davidson 6’7. And I’m not so sure he isn’t the fastest guy on our team. 

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?
Too hard to pick just one we got a lot of good ball players. Zach, JT, DT, Ubong to name a few. 

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.
Giving up the big play as a RS freshman that would eventually lead to us losing against Northwest at Arrowhead. Not allowing that to shape the rest of my college career was important to me.

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?
Golf, I’d probably hoop a little more too.

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?
Going from playing one year of varsity high school football to starting 4 years in college. It’s taken a lot of work. My biggest achievement, I haven’t accomplished yet. Ask me in 10 years. lol

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.
My pick 6 to seal the game against Emporia.

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?
I root for the best team in the world: THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS. I try to model my game after guys like Tyrann, Jamal, and Ed Reed to name a few.

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?
My favorite music artist is Drake. But lil Wayne, Jay-Z, and Future are always in rotation on game day.

What is your favorite comfort food?
I don’t know that I have a favorite comfort food, But a steak and a baked potato is my favorite food. Can’t have one w/o the other.

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?
I choose movies to watch based on actors. Too many good movies to name just one. Dark Knight, Lone Survivor, and Pursuit of Happiness are my top 3

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies? Any secret talents?
Anybody that reads this can’t beat me in Madden.

Who or what motivates you the most?
My family. I’m pretty self motivated in general.

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