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Meet Our Team NFL Draft Diamonds Writers and Content Providers
NFL Draft Diamonds could not do it without our team. These men and women have sacrificed a lot for Draft Diamonds to be where it is today, and we cannot thank them enough! #TeamDiamond

Damond Talbot (@DamondTalbot) – Damond Talbot is the owner of @DraftDiamonds, and his ongoing mission for the site to help small school players. Talbot created the site in 2013, and it has grown massively since. Talbot is a #Billsmaifa member, and has written a book called Prevailed which everyone should check out on Amazon!

Jimmy Williams (@draftguyjimmy) – Williams has been writing for Draft Diamonds for a very long time, and specializes in College Football interviews and mock drafts, the latest of which you can check out exclusively on Jimmy is a die hard Washington Football Team fan!

Craig Forrestal (@that_sports_guy) – Forrestal is a longtime Draft Diamonds writer who helps small school players via both interviews, and his “That Sports Guy’s Podcast ” on SRA Network. Forrestal also specializes in Fantasy Football, giving Draft Diamonds an exclusive Fantasy Football Rankings during the regular season.

Justin @jrberendzen) – Berendzen is a long time writer for NFLDraftDiamonds, and does interviews with Damond Talbot with small school NFL draft prospects and free agents. Justin loves helping players and started on Draft Diamonds covering the XFL. He no longer has a favorite football team because the Rams left Saint Louis!

Josh Shippen (@NFLHeads2020) – Shippen has been writing for NFLHeads for almost a year now, and specializes in the NFL, and specifically transactions. Shippen is the head of the NFLHeads writing group. Shippen is a Falcons fan.

John Paul Whitaker (@NFLHeads2020) – JP Whitaker has been writing with NFLHeads, doing both collabs with Shippen and performing interviews with draft prospects and free agents. Whitaker is a Jets fan.

Sid Kalyani (@NFLHeads2020) – Kalyani is the third NFLHeads writer, and specializes in writing about NFL quarterback play, helping with each and every QB Index of 2020, found exclusively on Kalyani is a Broncos fan.

Steven Hamner (@QBspotlight) – Hamner is the account runner for QB Spotlight, and writes for Draft Diamonds by covering quarterback news and competitions amongst college football. His YouTube Channel is blowing up, you should go subscribe!

Jonathan Joyce (@jonathanjoyce17) Joyce is a writer for Draft Diamonds who specializes in mock drafts each and every year, all of which can also be found exclusively on

Daniel Kelly (@danielkellybook) Kelly is a writer for Draft Diamonds, and is also an author. Kelly’s book is called “Whatever it Takes: The true story of a fan making it into the NFL”, and is available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Kelly is aspiring to be an NFL GM, and is a former scout for the New York Jets. Kelly is a die-hard Redskins fan.

David Van Nett (@coach_vannett) – Van Nett is a writer who is a former Pro Football Scout, and has 17 years of coaching experience. Van Nett does draft breakdowns with Draft Diamonds.

Jon-Michael Salter (@JonM_Salter) – Salter is a writer for both NflDraftDiamonds, and Inside the Iggles from FanSided Network. Salter also works in our scouting department. Salter also does interviews with college football prospects. Salter is an Eagles fan.

Jesse Morse, MD (@DrJesseMorse) – Morse has been doing work with Draft Diamonds to help us understand and break down all of the injuries that happen around the NFL. Morse is a sports medicine specialist, and a medical correspondent. Morse is the Co-Owner of Check out their YouTube Channel.

Selene Parekh, MD (@seleneparekhmd) – Parekh works with Morse as the Co-Owner of Parekh is an orthopedic surgeon, an entrepreneur, and a philanthropist. Check out their YouTube Channel.

Justin Aaron (@JustinAaronUH91)Justin has been a longtime contributor for Draft Diamonds. Justin reports on College Football news, and smaller professional football leagues. Justin is a Steelers fan.

Hygens Succes (@Da_MegaZoe) – Succes is a writer for Draft Diamonds, and is additionally an NFLPA certified agent. Succes is the co-host of the Beyond the Negotiation Podcast with Sam Tiger.

Sam Tiger (@samtigermgmt) – Tiger is a writer for Draft Diamonds who works with Hygens Succes in the Beyond The Negotiation Podcast. Tiger is also an NFLPA certified agent.

Ryan Fernandez (@BigDreams_9) – Fernandez is a Draft Diamonds writer who also currently works at the Becker College Wide Receivers Coach. Fernandez is an aspiring NFLPA scout.

Dustin Smith (@XDustinx1) – Smith is a newer addition to the team, he is a talented writer who writes about Alabama, Crimson Tide.

Rico B (@REALRICO_BF) – Rico is known and loved in the Buffalo Bills community. He is one of the founders of the Buffalo Fanatics, and his show the Rico Report is showcased on the NFL Draft Diamonds website. Rico interviews tons of Buffalo Bills players and has one of the coolest shows on YouTube! He is part of the #BillsMafia

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