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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Sedevyn Gray, DB, West Alabama

Sedevyn Gray West Alabama nfl draft 2022 Interview
Sedevyn Gray is a speedy athlete who’s now back at his natural position in the secondary after previously playing WR. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams.
  • Name: Sedevyn Gray
  • Height: 6’0”
  • Weight: 182
  • Position: DB
  • College: University of West Alabama
  • Twitter: sedevyn1
  • Instagram: Must_Glo

Talk about your experience as a student. What is your major/minor? Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?
My experience as a student has been up and down my entire collegiate career, from signing to Mississippi Gulf Coast as a Defensive Back and getting moved over to offense was a big change in my career. It affected me in many ways, but I kept my vision. I played receiver for the last three years. When I signed to West Alabama, I played receiver in the spring since our season was canceled due to COVID-19. When I enrolled back in school, I decided that I would have a better chance at the next level at Defensive Back so I’m here today to show and tell the NFL that “I CAN PLAY ANYTHING”.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?
My teammates see my speed and my aggressive mindset as my best quality.

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 one of those teammates that got that mindset. And when I bring my mindset to the secondary, I get them to feel the same way. 

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
I’ll have to say Chris Blair, a 6’3 WR from Alcorn State. He is currently with the Green Bay Packers. I have never seen anybody catch so many passes in one game before no matter what defense you played against him.

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?
Tyriq “Smiley” Martin WR from Goose Creek, SC. He’s about 6’2 195 pounds with great speed. He is the best receiver I’ve ever guarded. Guarding him everyday gets me better and improves him as well. I have no doubts that he will be on an NFL roster someday.

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.
When I played at Gulf Coast CC, it was a challenge for me. I had a great season and I knew I was a D1 player with D1 stats, but during the recruiting time which was in December I missed a lot of coaches coming in to recruit me, because I was sick and wasn’t able to talk to the recruiters . So, I kinda had missed my opportunities.  Thank the Lord, I was able to play at Mississippi Valley State for a season until I gained more opportunities to play at other places. I thought my football dream was over, but I maintained and kept working and put everything in God’s hands.

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?
If I didn’t play football, I’d probably run track or something of that nature.

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?
I’m mostly proud that I’ve made it this far. Going through what I went through I don’t see how I made it this far. My biggest achievement is yet to come. 

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.
When I was at Mississippi Gulf Coast I caught a slant, took it for like 85 yards and didn’t get touched by anybody. The stands were just going crazy. That’s my best moment ever.

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?
Marlon Humphrey is my favorite player. I don’t really model my game after anyone I want to be myself.

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?
My favorite music artist I’ll have to go with is Rod Wave, some don’t think he got game day music but that’s my go to right there.

What is your favorite comfort food?
Steak is my favorite thing to eat 

Do you have a favorite movie, TV show or actor?
Friday is my favorite movie of all time

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies? Any secret talents?
In my spare time, I cut hair and tint windows.

Why do you play football? Who or what motivates you the most?
I play football because it prepares me for the real world day by day with the responsibilities you have to stay on top of daily. I want to set an example for my little brother. I’ll have to say my Son JJ and my family motivates me the most.

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