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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Daniel McGhie, DT, Alabama State

What is your name?

Daniel McGhie

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2 285

What is your position?

DT/DE

Where do you play college football?

Alabama State University

Where are you from?

North Miami Beach,FL

Who is your role model, and why?

Trevon Coley, he’s always been a big brother to me and he showed me the ropes to the game. He’s also playing at the level I aspire to play at.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Mr.Beltz

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball & Soccer

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Dwayne Wallace, he’s a dog.

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Ismael Aurismond

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

Devastated by Joey BadA$$

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

I would compare myself to Delvin Tomlinson. He’s a very disciplined guy and stuffs the run.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Going to Juco, I was 17 going off to college in LA. It was my first time being away from my parents for that long. I overcame it with the help of my family, my best friend, and my teammates. Along with faith in God.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I like to be isolated, visualizing myself making plays and doing my assignment.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

When I made a 4th & 1 stop against Grambling.

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

I feed the homeless during my breaks at home, it’s cool conversing with them and hearing their stories.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Steelers

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

Big Sean, Darnell Dockett, Isaiah Laurencin

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