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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Tyrell Ford, DB/PR, University of Waterloo

Tyrell Ford
Niagara Falls native Tyrell Ford of Waterloo University is a big time playmaker at the defensive back position. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Tyrell Ford
  • Position: DB/PR
  • College: University of Waterloo
  • Height: 6 foot
  • Weight: 200lbs
  • Instagram: Tyrell.30

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

First off one of my best abilities as a DB is my patience and feet on the line of scrimmage to stay in good position. Also another big factor is my speed allows me to recover at any point in a route as well as the ability to become the WR and make a big play.

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

I’ve been interested in football since a very young age. It was more of a way of life in my family. But started in organized football at around the age of 6 or 7.

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

That I’m hard working both on the field and off and that I’m consistent.

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

Cancer Research

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Be Patient

Who was your childhood hero?

My childhood hero was my dad and still is my dad because he’s been through a lot and has always kept a positive attitude.

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

The most underrated player in our locker room at Waterloo is Michael Reid who last year recorded about 85 tackles on the year. As well as had a great showing at the regional combine.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Selling yourself short.

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

The biggest adversity I have overcome is financial difficulties.

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

Before I went to Waterloo they hadn’t won a game in two years and then going there and winning our first four games it was amazing to see how the mentality and atmosphere changed and how all our players and coaches started believing in the program.

What is your favorite snack food?

Peanut butter M&Ms

What is the best part of football?

The best part of football is competing does matter if it’s at practice doing one on ones or a championship game. I just love the feeling of competing, especially at a high level.

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

A smart and athletic player that has the ability to lockdown any receiver, and can make the big plays.

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

I would compare myself to someone like Marlon Humphrey. We are about the same size, and both have the ability to make big plays, and can play multiple spots on the field.

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

Deion Sanders beat the best DB to ever play the game and has an extreme amount of knowledge on the game and position.

Kobe Bryant because of his mentality and work ethic were outstanding.

And lastly my dad because I know he would also love to sit in on a conversation with these two people.

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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