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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: DeeAndra Ervin, FS, Colorado Mesa

DeeAndra Ervin 2022 NFL Draft Colorado Mesa
DeeAndra Ervin the versatile nickel/safety from Colorado Mesa recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: DeeAndra Ervin
  • Position: FS/N 
  • College: Arkansas Tech/Colorado Mesa 
  • Height: 5”11
  • Weight: 184
  • Twitter: @iamErvgotti_21
  • Instagram: @Erv_gotti21

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

My ability to be good in both the passing game and run game. I am good in coverage and I don’t mind being the extra hat to get in the box when it comes to the run game. 

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

Honestly, I was late to football I was a basketball player my mom didn’t want me to get hurt so around 14 or  15 is when I really knew football was for me! 

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

That I’m fearless I’m not the biggest or anything like that but my will to compete against anybody I think that’s what sports are starting to lack now a days when it’s time to compete I have no friends or anything like that. 

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

I would donate to Mental Health. It’s something that’s overlooked with athletes nowadays however, it’s something that a lot of athletes suffer from but, pride gets in the way of athletes expressing that so I want to create a platform where athletes can be themselves. 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Control what you can control. 

Who was your childhood hero?

Lebron James 

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

My teammate Patric Vigil he plays corner he’s an undersized guy so he’s often overlooked however, he competes like he’s the biggest baddest guy on the field and I respect that about him we are actually best friends and that’s what drove me to being close with him is he’s a warrior we always say it at practice We Fear God lol 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Calling my name then not answering me when I answer back

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

My whole life has been a challenge. I grew up in Alabama in an area where drugs, violence, crime, and poverty played a huge role in so just me making it out going to college graduated then making it to grad school I feel like I overcame the odds by just being in the position that God has me in today. 

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

I would have to say the culture our coaches and the older guys on the team have built in such a short time! We have a lot of Grad transfers on our team and you would think that would cause tension, however, we do everything together and we have each other backs on and off the field, I’ve been a part of teams where that has not always been the case. 

What is your favorite snack food?

Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Pop starts with butter on them! 

What is the best part of football?

The competition aspect to me it’s the only sport other than combat sports where you can physically impose your will on a man and not go to jail for it! 

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

I can only help your team get better. 

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

The Honey Badger (Tyran Mathieu) I can play Free Safety, Strong Safety, Nickel and Corner out on an island I’m always around the ball I create turnovers I return kicks and punts and above all, I bring a certain edge to my defense and my team that Tyran brings to his so I try to model my game after his completely even down to my trash-talking! 

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

2pac, Lebron, Tom Brady 2pac because of the inspiration he was to my culture. Lebron, so I can get advice on longevity and stay healthy. Tom Brady, so I can get the secret on how to be a champion at the highest level. 

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