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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Nakevion Leslie, LB, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Nakevion Leslie is a high motored player that plays with tenacity

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?

Nakevion Leslie

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11” 230 

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?


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

Met and talked with war veterans at a health center to learn about there life stories and experiences. 

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


Where are you from?

Marietta, Ga 

Who is your role model, and why?

Tyrann Mathieu. Underdog story overcoming adversity. 

Did you play any other sports growing up?


Did you play any other positions in football?

Every position besides OL/DT/QB

At your position, what separates you from others?

Speed and coverage skills. 

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

Tendencies or top plays ran out of certain formations. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Kenyan Drake. Dude a beast.

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

Myles Jack, physical sideline to sideline guy.

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

Hanging with the “wrong” crowd. Overcame it by dedicating a lot of time to the game of football and earning a scholarship. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Read scriptures out of my bible, same stretching routine. 

What is your biggest strength?

Physical and ability to run. 

What is your biggest weakness?

Show no weakness even if there is.

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

I’m an underdog story waiting to happen. 

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

Mike Vick the goat. Later on it became Patrick Peterson because I was his size coming out of high school. Loved his competives and will to go against the best.

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

P2, Tori Kelly, Tyrann Mathieu

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

Whatever my mom wants. 

Damond Talbot

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

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