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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Donte Simmons, RB, Delaware Valley University

Donte Simmons the quick scat back from Delaware Valley University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Donte Simmons 
  • Position: RB
  • College: Delaware Valley University 
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 180
  • Twitter: @dnyce_2447
  • Instagram: @dontesimmons__

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

My Explosiveness & aggression when I run. I try to be real with myself when watching my film. But I believe I can move and make plays happen with the best of them. Last but not least I’m a fundamentals guy. I like to get back to the basics. I believe that minimizes un needed mistakes.

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

I had a football in my hand when I was 2 years old in Georgia. Ever since then we never split.

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

Like many other players, I came from nothing . With that being said if I see a door open I’m running through it with appreciation and dedication. 

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

Poverty – It kills me to see people with no hope on their face. 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Keep Faith in God and show him you want what you prayed for

Who was your childhood hero?

Dad

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

Our QB Bo, he was a backup last year, so teams don’t know what to expect

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

Looking back, there were a lot of tough moments, the hardest one was probably just the fact I was embarrassed I didn’t have a home thru middle school high school. Was a little difficult seeing how everyone else lived. But now lookin back I wouldn’t change a thing. 

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

I love the diversity of our school & the agriculture. You don’t have many schools that labels tree types so you can learn agriculture while walking around. 

What is your favorite snack food?

Baked Ziti/ Lasagna 

What is the best part of football?

It’s another life. A whole different set of rules when you step on the field. I’m a nice guy, but football allows u to get mean and physical. It’s a lot I hold in. Just marinates untill seasons starts.

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

I will always be a asset never a liability 

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

Alvin Kamara, just the ability to run between the tackle and catch out the backfield, and just a Playmaker at any given moment 

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

My brother he died & I wanna see how he’s doin and same for My cousin Bynk. Last would be  Elon Musk. Why? Tesla discounts! Just kidding but he is a very smart man. I like listen to ppl that know what they are talking about.

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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