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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Steffon Canady, LB, Brevard College

Steffon Canady the star linebacker from Brevard College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Steffon Canady the star linebacker from Brevard College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Steffon Canady
  • Position: LB
  • College: Brevard College 
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 225
  • Twitter: @Captain_Canady
  • Instagram: @Chef_Steff1

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

I love to emphasize technique. I will be the most technically and fundamentally sound prospect at my position. Which I feel really separates good players from great players.

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

I grew up in a family full of football fans, so football has been a big part of my life since I was young. I didn’t begin playing until 5th grade and have been a problem on the field ever since.

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

NFL Teams should know that I am coachable and am open to constructive criticism, no matter how the message is being relayed. I come ready to work and improve day in and day out.

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

If I could donate to one cause in the world, it would have to be to an organization that emphasizes environmentalist projects that pertain to sustainability. We only have one Earth and we need to protect it as best as possible for future generations.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Some of the best advice I have ever received is to not compare myself to others. Comparison is the thief of joy and we all have our own paths to follow and not everyone’s path will look the same. So I just really try to focus on loving my unique journey through life and not compare it to others.

Who was your childhood hero? 

My childhood hero was Larry Fitzgerald. Being from Arizona, he was just the definition of a high class athlete on and off the field. So I just looked up to him for being an outstanding football player for my hometown team and being an active community leader in my community. 

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

Dante Anderson hands down! Truly inspiring teammate who gives it his all on every snap and makes sure to hold everyone accountable to maintain success as a unit.

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

My biggest pet peeve is poor communication. Whether that be on or off the field. 

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

One of the hardest moments in my life I had to overcome was when I was in 8th grade and my father became very ill and had to leave my hometown state to get some medical help and care. I had to really grow uphold myself accountable and become a responsible young man seemingly overnight. It was hard at first but I feel I made the most out of the situation and found ways to cope through sports and school.

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

My school is so special to me because they took a chance on me and gave me an opportunity to showcase myself not only on the field, but also as a student and member of their community.

What is your favorite snack food? 

I have been introduced to acai bowls recently and have been addicted ever since.

What is the best part of football? 

The best part of football is definitely the camaraderie. I love the idea of a bunch of people coming together to attain a common goal and working through the adversity that comes with that as one.

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

All I need is an opportunity to showcase what I can do and I promise you won’t be disappointed in the outcome.

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

Von Miller! I love coming off the edge to pressure the QB and setting hard edges to stop the run.

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

The three people I’d have dinner with dead or alive would have to be Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, and Barack Obama. I chose these three individuals because of their success and the adversities that they had to overcome in order to attain their success. I would just love to hear their stories from their point of view and hear about how they handled certain situations and what led them to be the men they are now and or were.

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 [email protected]

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