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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Zayne Anderson, DB, BYU

Zayne Anderson BYU NFL Draft 2021
BYU DB Zayne Anderson recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Zayne Anderson
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 210
  • Position: FS/SS/Nickel
  • College: BYU
  • Twitter: @zayneanderson23

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

• Casa Del Rey

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• I am very fast

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

• Invest in real estate 

What has been your biggest failure? 

• Injuries and how they’ve set everything back

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• Hard worker 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Tyler Batty, Troy Warner, Myself

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Zayne-Train

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

• Degree is in Sociology, want to get into business post-football.

What is your coolest life moment? 

• All the service opportunities I’ve been a part of here at BYU. Mentoring kids in Harlem

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• Shot for me – Drake 

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

• Brad Pitt (Troy: Achilles)

Who is your favorite football team? 

• Kansas City Cheifs

What is your biggest fear? 

• Not living up to my potential or snakes.

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Budda Baker

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• Watch favorite players in NFL highlights, visualize myself making big plays the whole gameday, arrive to stadium and get loose. 

Do you have any hobbies? 

• Outdoors (camping, hiking, fishing), video games with friends, working out

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

• Eddie Jackson

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

• My parents and grandpa, all of them have. Believed in me from the start, sacrificed so much for me, and I wouldn’t be where I’m at without them.

What motivates you to work hard?

•Goals and ambitions to be successful and fulfilling my life-long dream playing in the NFL

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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