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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Shemar Collier, CB, Maryville College

Shemar Collier NFL Draft 2022 NFL Draft Prospect Maryville
Maryville College’s play making defensive back Shemar Collier recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Shemar Collier
  • Position: Cornerback
  • College: Maryville College
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 193
  • Twitter: Shemar6em

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

I feel like I bring a different kind of attitude than everyone else. I work hard on and off the field. I will always out work everyone else. I also understand the game of football. The X’s and O’s and Offense and Defense. I pride myself on technique such as: staying low, getting in and out my breaks quick, keeping my eyes on the receiver hips and on my work. I also have superb physical skills, mental alert, and discipline. I also have speed, motor skills, and great reaction time I am not afraid to come down and make a tackle.

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

At the age of 3 or 4.

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

I am a God-fearing person who is a natural born leader and athlete that displays a positive outlook on life. NFL teams should know that they are getting a dog. I will always give it my all “110%”. I have heart and instincts. I am confident, I have poise, I am intelligent. 

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

St. Jude

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Closed mouths do not get fed.

Who was your childhood hero?

Green Lantern, because he reminds me of my Grandma and Mother. They have such great determination and will and green lantern powers came from his will.

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

In reference to this question teammate does not refer to an individual but to a group because the underrated teammates at my school are the backups because they are there to make my teammates and I a better player, but they also are there to get them a starting position as well.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Someone talking when I am talking.

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

The hardest moment in my life to overcome was when I did not know if I was going to be able to come back to school. Being in Division 3 is tough. We get scholarships but we also have to pay out of our pocket for the rest that the scholarship does not cover. Last past year or so I have been paying for college by myself and working while going to school and on the football, team can be hard sometimes. But I am here and I’m going to make the most of it.

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

The special thing about our school is that it is small. So, everyone knows everyone. It is like a family here and it is based on Godly values.

What is your favorite snack food?

Sour Patch Kids

What is the best part of football?

Other than practice I would have to say the locker room experience. After football set and done those are the moments you will remember not the fourth down play you made or the touchdown you scored, but the locker room moments you have with your brothers.

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

I am dependable, courageous, agile, intelligent, and discipline.

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

Mel Blount

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

Lebron James because he is my favorite player in the world, and I can learn how to stay healthy and the business aspect of the sports world and how to balance family and life in the limelight. My next choice is Jerry Rice because he from where I am from, and he could teach me the offensive aspect of the game which would give me leverage of defending the ball. My last choice is Mel Blount because I would like to pick his brains and let him teach me the ropes of the defensive game that comes with experience.

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 [email protected]

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