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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Madison Cone, DB, Appalachian State University

Madison Cone the defensive back from Appalachian State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen
  • Name: Madison Cone
  • Position: DB
  • College: Appalachian State University
  • Height: 5’9″
  • Weight: 185 lbs
  • Twitter: @Coney31Island
  • Instagram: @coney31island

How are you planning to prepare for the draft?

I’ve just been really detailed and training for pro days and combine specific training.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

Definitely playing in the Orange Bowl and Rose Bowl. It was a blessing to be able to play in those events and a dream come true.

What sets you apart from other defensive backs?

I would say my versatility to be able to play corner and nickel in either a man or zone scheme.

If there was a billboard with 5 of your traits on it which 5 traits would be up there?

Versatile, athletic, quick, smart and instinctive.

What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

Really just growing watching sports basketball and football I had division 1 offers for both but I thought I had a better chance to play football professionally.

If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

Tyrann Mathieu, we have alot of similarities in the way we play and I would love to sit down with him and pick his brain because we have a similar build.

What do you think are the keys to success on the football field?

Knowing your job/assignment, and being able to go out there and perform your assignment at a high level.

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

I pride myself on being a Christian and have my faith in Christ. So I really just pull back and rely on faith to get me through adversity. I allow faith to get me through adversity knowing that God has control.

What type of energy do you bring onto the football field?

I bring contagious energy, I’m a high energy guy that leads by example by the way I play going 110 percent and I would like to say that rubs off on my teammates.

What would a team get in a player like you?

They would get a guy that’s reliable, ready to go out there and compete and a guy who could bring value to multiple spots to help the team.

What do you love about the game of football?

I love the way it brings people together with eleven people out there if one doesn’t do his job you could give up a touchdown, so unity as a team. Football is a sport where it doesn’t matter race or background it’s the ultimate unity sport and our world can learn from watching the game of football.

What should we know about Madison Cone the person?

First and foremost I take pride I my faith the biggest part of my identity is I am a Christian and second outside of football I am a big family guy I just recently got married in May, so spending alot of time with my wife and other family members.

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