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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Brandon Maiden, DB, Jackson State University

What is your name?

Brandon Maiden

What is your Height/Weight?

6’0 190

What is your position?

Defensive Back

Where do you play college football?

Jackson State University

Where are you from?

Clarksdale, Mississippi

Who is your role model, and why?

LaMarcus Hicks, my college position coach because we grew up in the same neighborhood and seeing him get through all the adversity he was faced with and still manage to make it to the NFL made me aspire to be like him.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Kevin Schultz, my high school coach and history teacher.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball and Soccer

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Daniel Williams III.. We came into college together and that’s was the first guy I ever had to cover that was 6’3 230lbs running a 4.3 forty but iron sharpens iron..

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Honestly I feel like I am.. I wasn’t exposed to the media a lot in college so I feel like a lot of people still haven’t gotten to know me.

What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?

Lil Boosie- Gods Wants Me to Ball

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

Brian Dawkins because of my hitting ability and Jalen Mills because of his versatility to play Safety or corner.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Before every game my high school coach Kevin Schultz would send me famous quote to assure that I was locked in and focused.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

My most memorable play would have to be against Tennessee State in the Southern Heritage Classic.. It was 3rd Down and they had just came off a timeout to discuss the next play so they called a screen and I blew it up. The whole stadium erupted.

What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Philadelphia Eagles

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Josh Norman because he beat the odds being a small schooler, Tom Brady because I want to know how does he study film, and Rick Ross because we are from the same place

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