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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Adeon Patterson, DB, Dakota State University

Adeon Patterson the feisty defensive back from Dakota State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• Yawd Jerk

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• A Ball hawk, physical, quick instincts. 

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

• I’d pay off anything my parents need help with and then invest in real estate. 

What has been your biggest failure? 

• Not getting into my dream school. Although I didn’t get to go to my dream school, I still finished college so it all worked out in the end. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My dedication to complete any task on and off the field

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Jordan Thomas, Safety

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• AP, Durk

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

• My degree is in Business Technology. If I were to not go pro I would become a Tech Consultant. 

What is your coolest life moment? 

• Winning a championship in JuCo

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

•  NoCap – Pain Show

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

• Will Smith

Who is your favorite football team? 

• Philadelphia Eagles/ Alabama Crimson Tide

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

• Don’t come around this way

What is your biggest fear? 

• Snakes. 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Miles Sanders

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• On game day I got my music playing in my EarPods all the way until kickoff to stay locked in and I need a pack of jolly ranchers to give me a boost

Do you have any hobbies? 

• I can play Call of Duty all day if I could

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

• Tyrann Mathieu. 

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

•My parents and older brothers. They always lead by example by working hard and getting things done no matter what. I like to think that the thought of never letting them down got me this far. 

What motivates you to work hard?

•Being the underdog my whole life. It reminds me that I have to work even harder than the next person and remain humble to be successful. 

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