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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Maliek Stephens, RB, Edwards Waters University

Maliek Stephens, RB, Edwards Waters University
Maliek Stephens the starting running back from Edwards Waters University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Maliek Stephens
  • Position: RB
  • College: Edward Waters University
  • Height: 5’9
  • Weight: 205
  • Twitter: Boob1e_318
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What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2022 NFL Draft?

There isn’t a more committed or determined prospect at my position on any level. This is something I think about every second of my life.

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

As long as I can remember so I’ll say probably the age of about 3 years old.

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

I’m willing to do anything to be on the roster and whatever team takes a chance on me I’m there to help the team to the best of my ability.

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

I will donate to smaller schools that don’t have funds to give there players the same college football experience as bigger schools.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

No matter how hard life gets it’s somebody in a much harder predicament so make the best of it.

Who was your childhood hero?

My grandfather and my cousin Tim Yarn

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

Devin Bailey

What is your biggest pet peeve?  

When people start talking low in the middle of a conversation.

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

Finding out I was ineligible a week before a game and having to start all over at a new school.

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

They build relationships and became family. It’s a smaller school so you know pretty much everybody.

What is your favorite snack food?

Tropical Gushers, cheddar sun chips, and Oreos

What is the best part of football?

Warming up before the game I love the adrenaline.

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

Chris Carson

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

My grandfather because I miss him and my little God brother TJ we wouldn’t need a third person.

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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