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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Trey Elston, CB, Samford University

Trey Elston the shutdown cornerback from Samford University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
Trey Elston the shutdown cornerback who transferred to Samford University from Auburn recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Trey Elston
  • Position: CB
  • College: Samford University 
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 194
  • Twitter: Trey_elston
  • Instagram: Tr3yelston

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

What makes me a top prospect at my position in the 2023 draft Is my size, versatility, work ethic, potential, and knowledge 

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

I was first interested in football at the age of 7 years old in Birmingham, Alabama metro league youth football the Huffman Hurricanes 

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

NFL teams should know about me that I have great character, I was raised with great values which have helped me on and off the field

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 be Cancer Awareness, I lost my grandmother on signing day in high school to cancer so that’s a way i would honor her 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

The best advice I received was from my former coach and it was “Be where your feet are”. I relate to this  because in life we can only control what we control. So focus on doing the best wherever you are currently and worry about the future later.

Who was your childhood hero? 

My childhood hero was Terrell Owens

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

The most underrated player in my locker room I would say is DJ Rias but he will be an impactful player this year 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

My biggest pet peeve is leaving empty containers in the refrigerator 

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

The hardest moment in my life was transferring from a powerhouse D2 program to a powerhouse SEC program I took a bet on myself to advance my development as a football player and student-athlete for my future

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

Samford University is a smaller close-knit school but we have a large influential alumni community in the world. The reason my school is so special to me is that I am from Birmingham and I am a four-generation legacy. 

What is your favorite snack food?

My favorite snack food is cheese puffs

What is the best part of football? 

The best part of football is making big plays and being a dependable teammate it’s a great feeling 

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

I come from humble beginnings and my story has a lot of trials and tribulations but I have gotten through it all with God, hard work, and dedication which made me stronger.

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

I’d compare my play to one player it would be James Bradberry

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

Dr.Sebi, Barack Obama and snoop dogg because I would love to just pick their brain on life situations and ask how they navigated through them. 

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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