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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Charles Wiley, OLB, UTSA

Charles Wiley the star pass rusher from UTSA recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
Charles Wiley the star pass rusher from UTSA recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Charles Wiley
  • Position: OLB/Edge 
  • College: Ole Miss/UTSA
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 251
  • Instagram: charles_wiley2

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

  • My work ethic and drive is unmatched. Regardless of the circumstances I’m going to outwork the individual that I’m put up against. I’m fast and strong and can apply that to the football field. 

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

  • I began playing football when I was 8. It was a great experience because I was naturally a introverted child but football allowed for me to come out my shell.

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

  • I’m willing to do anything and everything to help the team to win games. No matter how small or large the task is.

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

  • Impoverished Children in America 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

  • Narrow Focus brings great results. 

Who was your childhood hero? 

  • My parents, they worked extremely hard to allow a great life for me and my brother. 

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

  • Jaylon Haynes because he was such a great anchor and leader. We played right next to each other and he showed a high level of intensity with every snap he played. 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

  • Smacking while chewing 

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

  • While I was in high school my uncle passed away. It was hard because he was a great man and was very hard for everyone in our family to take it all in. 

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

  • It’s a great place and has a great atmosphere surrounding the school. It allowed for a fresh opportunity for me. 

What is your favorite snack food? 

  • Twizzlers 

What is the best part of football? 

  • Being able to test your inner man hood everyday due to trials and tribulations that may occur. 

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

  • Big dream, stay positive, hard work, and enjoy the journey. 

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

  • Melvin Ingram

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

  1. Jesse Owens because he was a amazing athlete and would be great to hear the stories he has of his life. 
  2. Michael Jackson I love music and he’s the best ever in my eyes. 
  3. Lawrence Taylor because he’s the greatest to ever do it in my eyes. 

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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