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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Tyler Orsini, OL, University of Nevada

University of Nevada anchor Tyler Orsini recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot for this exclusive interview.
  • Name: Tyler Orsini
  • Position: OL
  • College: University of Nevada
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 295
  • Twitter: @OrsiniTyler
  • Instagram: @tylerorsini

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

  • I was the only Center in the Mountain West to be on the Rimington Trophy Watch List this year. (2021) Our OL was best in the Nation  in unassisted pressures per PFF. (2020)

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

  • 4 Years Old.

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

  • I am obsessed with the game of football and getting better at my craft and will work harder than anyone else to be the best.

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

  • I would love to either go to Third World countries and buy beds, food, water, etc. for entire villages. I would also love to help families with single parents who are struggling and have kids that need certain supplies, foods, etc.

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

  • “You never want to look back on your life and have regret.”

Who was your childhood hero? 

  • My Mother. 

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

  • Jermaine Ledbetter. 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

  • Bad drivers.

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

  • The hardest moment in my life to overcome was the year that I did not play football out of high school. 

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

  • Reno is one of the best cities in the Country. I have a ton of family from there and that is what made it specifically so special for me. 

What is the best part of football? 

  • Hitting people. 

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

  • I can learn any playbook and will play harder than anyone else you bring in. 

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

  • Jason Kelce. 

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

  • Trent Williams, Tom Landry, and Abraham Lincoln

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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