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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Colby Burton, DB, Hawaii University

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Former McNeese State defensive back Colby Burton recently joined Hawaii and sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Colby Burton
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • College: Hawaii University
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 180
  • Twitter: _ColbyBurton
  • Instagram: _ColbyBurton

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2022 NFL Draft?

Versatility, instinct & football IQ

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?


What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

I am the ultimate team player

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

Single parent homes

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Patience is a virtue

Who was your childhood hero?

My mom

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Mediocre people

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

Broken ankle 2019

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

We’re on an island, and the fans love Hawai’i football

What is your favorite snack food?

Vanilla ice cream

What is the best part of football?

The grind!

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

Completely different than anyone you have ever met

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?

Chris Harris Jr

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

My mom & siblings

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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