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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Dalton Hill, OC, NW Missouri State University

Dalton Hill the anchor of the NW Missouri State University offensive line sat down with Damond Talbot of NFL Draft Diamonds.
Dalton Hill the anchor of the NW Missouri State University offensive line sat down with Damond Talbot of NFL Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Dalton Hill
  • Position: OG 
  • College: Northwest Missouri State University
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 299
  • Twitter: @Dalt_58
  • Instagram: @Dalt_h58

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2023 NFL Draft?

What makes me a top prospect at my position is my heart, coachability, dedication, effort, and passion for football. When I am given constructive feedback from coaches I take every detail that I get and try to improve upon it. Everytime I play, whether it be in practice or in the game I give it everything that I have. I pride myself on competing with myself and my opponents each and every day. 

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

I was first interested in football when I was in the 6th grade at 12 years old. Some of my older family members and friends were good players and I wanted to be like them. 

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

That I’m reliable, coachable, hardworking and dedicated to being the best that I can be for my teammates. 

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

Cancer research

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Never give up. Even when things get hard and you feel like quitting, keep fighting and pushing to the otherside. 

Who was your childhood hero?

My dad (Tim) and my mom (Kerri). They pushed me to always do the right things growing up and to always work hard at everything you do. I learned everything that I know about life from them and it all began in my childhood. 

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

In my time spent here at Northwest there have been several players that I think have been underrated, but I would have to say Cahleel Smith. He was a walk-on when he first got here and an All-American last season. 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

Being late. 

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

The hardest moment that I have faced to overcome was when my mom was diagnosed with cancer and I had to really step up to help her and our family. 

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

Northwest is a very special place. When you come to Northwest you become family. A lot of places preach about a family atmosphere, but here at Northwest it’s real. Players and Coaches all care for each other and we all work together as one unit to accomplish our goals. 

What is your favorite snack food?

PBJ sandwiches 

What is the best part of football?

The best part of football is competing and winning. You and your teammates work extremely hard in the off-season all for it to show up during game time. The best part is seeing all of the work that you have done come to light. 

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

Take a chance and you will get a hard working, reliable, positive, and coachable person. 

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

I would have to say David Andrews. He’s an undersized guy who plays extremely hard and puts himself in great situations by doing so. 

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

My grandpa whom I never met, Mike Webster, and my grandma who passed away in 2009. 

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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