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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Melik Owens, DE/LB, Midwestern State University

Melik Owens the play making DE/LB from Midwestern State University recently joined NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot for this exclusive interview.
Melik Owens the play-making DE/LB from Midwestern State University recently joined NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot for this exclusive interview.
  • Name: Melik Owens 
  • Position: DE/OLB
  • College: Midwestern State University 
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 220
  • Twitter: M_owens76
  • Instagram: mo_bands (Melik Owens)

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

I believe my strength punishes as my speed kills and numbers & film do not lie.

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

I have been playing football since I was four years old and at that age, I realize I wanted to do this for the rest of my life.

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

My grind and determination to better my craft as a player, help my team become more successful on and off the field and lastly my motivation to be the best there is. 

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

Child advocacy

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

Never give up and anything you do in life do it to your full potential.

Who was your childhood hero? 


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

Zed Asowata 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

Bad roommates 

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

When my father passed, that changed the trajectory of my whole life.

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

My school is definitely unique and one-of-a-kind.

What is your favorite snack food? 

WhataBurger Cinnamon rolls

What is the best part of football? 

Being able to hit somebody as hard as you can and get praised for it.

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

I am reliable, determined, hard-working and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. 

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

 Haason Reddick 

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

First my dad, second Aaron Donald to ask what really motivates him to be the best, and lastly Jay-Z to discuss business excellence.

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