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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Owen Wright, RB, Monmouth University

Owen Wright the big time running back from Monmouth University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Owen Wright
  • Position: Running Back
  • College: Monmouth University (Previously William and Mary)
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 220
  • Twitter: @owenwright_23
  • Instagram: owenwright25

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

I am an all-around running back who possesses a large amount of talent and can make a big impact at any point in the game, including special teams. I get physical with linebackers in the blocking game and love to run physical.

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

I grew up in a family that valued football highly which influenced me from the day I was born. I started playing Madden before I was allowed to play football so when I was finally allowed to put a helmet on, I never stopped.

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

Teams should know they are getting a smart player who is very consistent and leads through actions rather than words.

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

I would donate to companies dealing with mental health pertaining to athletes. I have seen people around me affected by such issues and I want to see more options provided by schools to allow athletes to feel comfortable with their environment both on and off the field.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

The best advice I have ever received was from Grandfather who played for the Washington Redskins from 1966-1977; he made an emphasis to “be first in every drill and give maximum effort in your daily activities, people are always watching no matter what you do.”

Who was your childhood hero?

Percy Harvin. I loved watching the University of Florida in the early 2000’s and the amount of explosiveness and speed they had on the field.

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

Joey Aldarelli. His knowledge for the game and how to maintain your body through workouts is second to none. He has taught me a lot about fitness as well as the game of football.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

When people do not hold themselves accountable for their actions and hurt the team as a result.

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

The hardest moment of my life is the passing of my grandfather. He meant so much to me and influenced how I have approached many of the difficult situations throughout my life. I try to stay consistent in his advice and put maximum effort into every day.

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

The players on my team at Monmouth University are special to me because it is like one big brotherhood. Everybody likes to compete at a high level and they all look out for each other.

What is your favorite snack food?

My favorite snack currently is yogurt with any type of fruit with pistachios, cashews, bananas, and honey. I either eat it for lunch or after dinner before I go to bed.

What is the best part of football?

My favorite part of football is running somebody over or getting physical with a linebacker in pass protection. Additionally, I also enjoy the strategy in game planning because it incorporates my quick-thinking ability.

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

I am a work horse that stays healthy and gives back a large return on investment.

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

Nick Chubb: He influences the team through his aggression and his playing style. Sometimes he does not have huge rushing games, but he is always the unsung hero.

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

  1. Quentin Tarantino: I am a huge movie person and his movies are my favorite when it comes to plot twists, color schemes, and creativeness.
  2. Saquon Barkley: I really value his work ethic and how he pushes himself so hard in the weight room and on the field.
  3. Jesus: I consistently read the bible and I would highly value being able to ask questions about life and interpretations of passages and stories.

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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