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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Trey Giles, DB, Miles College

Trey Giles the standout defensive back from Miles College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Trey Giles the standout defensive back from Miles College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name:  Trey Giles
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • College: Mars Hill University/Miles College
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 190
  • Twitter: tgiles85
  • Instagram: Tvg._

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

  • I am a Top prospect at my position because i am an athlete that is very versatile. This past season i played cornerback as my primary position but i also had experience at nickel as well as safety in some packages. I am long and have good size for my position, i pride myself on being a physical man corner as i can cover a receiver 100 yards down the field and if you let me get my hand on you i will jam a receiver into the sideline off of the line of scrimmage. In addition to physical attributes, knowledge and IQ of the game separates the great athletes. I have played in two different systems and has played just about every defense within these programs. My knowledge and IQ does not jus consist on knowing my position, i believe it is equally as import to understand the positions around you as well as their responsibility to not only make for a better player but an even better teammate. Additionally, being a student of the game and able to understand formations, backfield sets, route combinations, tendencies and how the all relate helps me to play fast and be able to play within many different systems.

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

  • At a young age I was involved in many sports to include soccer, baseball, basketball and football. At the age of around 4-5 i was given an ultimatum by my mother to pick 2 sports because she couldn’t run around with me all year from sport to sport so at that time i picked football and baseball and I’ve been in love with the game ever since.

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

  • I learned what it meant to be resilient and overcome throughout my football career. I was never the most sought after guy i stepped on my high school campus 95lbs soaking wet my freshman year. I was told i would never play and i would never make it to a college program. I took that as motivation. Although i didn’t see the field until my senior year, i finished with multiple scholarships to play and ultimately became a 4 year starter and team captain for a D2 program then graduate transferred and started my senior year for another D2power house in which i dominated all 4 years.

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

  • I want to be able to give back to less fortunate kids especially athletes who don’t have the resources to extend out of their circumstances and environment.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

  • Life is about service and good things come those who serve others.

Who was your childhood hero?

  • My Grandmother, My Father and Mother

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

  • Marcus Lodge

What is your biggest pet peeve?

  • Wasting time that can be used for something productive.

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

  • I have lived a blessed life. However, this season i tore a ligament in my thumb week 3. I had surgery that Tuesday, was put in a cast Friday and back on the field that same Saturday. That next week i caught an interception in the cast and returned if for 44 yards. Adversity is always going happen in life and in every game. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond.

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

  • I played for two institutions both small division II , one was a PWI and the other and HBCU. The culture at an HBCU is unmatched. However, both programs are special to me as the provided opportunity, experiences and relationships. I believe coming from a division II program where you don’t necessarily have as much as some of the bigger programs teaches you how to put your nose in the dirt and go to work, it also teaches you to be humble and cherishing the little things and that’s what makes it special.

What is your favorite snack food?

  • Hot Munchies Chips

What is the best part of football?

  • The relationship, experiences and lessons you learn that can be applied to real life situations to help you overcome hardship.

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

  • I am the guy that someone will use to better their organization.

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

  • AJ Terrell

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

  • Mel Blount – one of the greatest to play the cornerback position and he’s an old head. I have learned the old heads always have a lot of wisdom for you about the game and life. Deion Sanders- one of the greatest of all time, it is always important to study the greats that have come before you and have accomplished what you wish to. Rick Ross- he has shown to be a great entrepreneur and business man generating a lot of income.

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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