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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Patrick Gamble, DL, Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Patrick Gamble (91) during the ACC Championship game against the Florida State

NFL Draft Diamonds has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible player. We hope to bring you more than 350 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner to the right.  Now let’s meet our next prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Patrick Gamble

What is your Height/Weight?

6’5 290

What is your position?

DT/DE

Where do you play college football?

Georgia Tech

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field? 

I think the coolest thing I ever did was visit the kids in the hospital at the Taxslayer Bowl. It was cool to be someone those kids looked up too and brighten their day.

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

Finite Math

Where are you from?

Originally from Lagrange, Georgia but I grew up in Carrollton, Georgia

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model is my uncle because he always pushed me to be great everyday by his work ethic. Seeing him be successful everyday and helping the people around him really pushes me.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played OT and TE

At your position, what separates you from others?

I think my hands, length and knowledge of the game really separates me from others.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

When I break down film I look at tendencies in formations and what the offensive linemen do pre-snap

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Cameron Erving, Florida State Center my sophomore year of college

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

I really don’t know who I would compare my self too.

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

My biggest obstacle was transitioning from high school to college I over came that by working hard and learning from the leaders around me.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Not really. I just relax and listen to music

What is your biggest strength?

My hands and arm length

What is your biggest weakness?

Pad Level when fatigued

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say? 

I would tell the GM that I love the game of football been playing it my whole life. I’m Hard working and tough and I’d leave it all out there on the field for my brothers on the team and for the organization

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up? 

Micheal Vick and Atlanta Falcons

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

Jesus, Grandmother, Mom

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

Whatever my mom wants

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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