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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Sage Chen-Young, CB, Keiser University

Keiser University is a small NAIA school with a big defensive back in Sage Chen-Young. The star DB sat down w/ Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Sage Chen-Young
  • Position: Cornerback
  • College: Keiser University (NAIA)
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 185
  • Twitter: @sage4ballislife
  • Instagram: @sagedagoat

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

Very versatile, Can match up well against any receiver! I can make a play and break on any type of ball. Man coverage skills give me the ability to lock down a whole side of the field. Football IQ. 

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

12 years old when I started playing outside with my friends which led to me trying out for the high school team as a sophomore.

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

Humble kid that’s coachable with a high work ethic. Amazing ball skills 

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

World hunger 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

  1. Your mistakes will never define you
  2. If you never ask the answer will always be no 
  3. What you project is what you will become 

Who was your childhood hero? 

My brother in law Robert Andino. He was a professional MLB player for 10 plus years . As kids everyone says it’s a 1% chance to make it pro but I had a pro athlete close to home showing me it is possible. 

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

Either Shavon Taylor or Coby Golden. Both are great athletes that can do many things and open up opportunities for other people on the field. 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

Being ignored. 

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

Freshman season I tore my ACL with two games left . Many people thought I would never be the same or will not be ready for next season. I fully recovered in 5 months and was a All American a year later and helped lead my team to its first playoff birth in school history. 

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

Our football program is brand new and was made from the ground up. In only our second season we went undefeated and lost in the first round of the  playoffs . The next year we went undefeated again and lost in the final four. Most of us been together as freshman and made this program from scratch. We all came together as family to accomplish one goal. 

What is your favorite snack food? 

Fruit Snacks 

What is the best part of football? 

The pregame gitters before every game. Running out the tunnel with your teammates. Making a big play and hearing your teammates and the fans go crazy. 

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

I’m like a heavy duty bag, I can handle a lot of shit that comes my way and I will never break no matter the circumstances

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

Stephon Gilmore because of how he studies his matchup and is left on a island. He plays the game mentally days before the game and that allows him to be one step ahead of his opponent.

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

Kobe Bryant to learn about the mamba mentality. Nikola Tesla because he knows secrets about the world no one may know. Warren Buffet to learn the secrets of investing and utilizing your money. 

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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