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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Amin Black, LB, Villanova University

Amin Black the versatile linebacker/safety prospect from Villanova University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Amin Black the versatile linebacker/safety prospect from Villanova University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot. (Photo Credit Rick Pettine Action Photography)
  • Name: Amin Black
  • Position: LB/SS
  • College: Villanova University
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 225
  • Twitter: _Aminblack
  • Instagram: _Aminblack29

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

  • My work ethic I wanna be the best all around football player as possible not just in my position. I believe I can be very useful on special teams as well as both sides of the ball.

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

  • I was first interested in the sport of football around 7 years old growing up watching Ray Lewis.

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

  • That I’m a very hard working I don’t want anything handed to me. I enjoy the processing and believe in hard work.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

  • The best advice I received in my life is from a coach he made a statement make sure the my offseason training is the harder part of my career. The work you put into your offseason shows up on the field on Sunday’s

Who was your childhood hero?  

  • My childhood hero growing up was my mother. Her raising me and my 6 other siblings while working a 9-5 as a single mother is a blessing to me. Made me the man I am today.

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

  • The most underrated teammate is probably TD Ayo-Durojaiye.

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

  • The hardest moment to overcome was back in 2019 I tore my ACL in the 5th game of the season. Was my first surgery in my life it was my first time in my career when I couldn’t play the game of football and overcoming that moment is the reason I am who I am today.

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

  • The special thing about my school is the brotherhood that was made the last 4-5 years inside and outside the locker room we are really family and would do anything for each other.

What is your favorite snack food?

  • I don’t believe in eating snack. I love water.

What is the best part of football?

  • The best part of football to me is winning.

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

  • I believe I’m the hardest working player in the draft. Hands down.

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

  • I would say Devin White, he’s leadership and the energy his bring to the game of football is what defines me as a player.

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

  • Tupac, Kobe, Muhammad Ali.

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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