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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Nick McBeath, LB, Holy Cross

Nick McBeath has a motor that does not quit.

NFL Draft Diamonds website 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 500 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? 

Nick McBeath

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’1” 220

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

Holy Cross

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

I have worked with a program called Big Brothers throughout my time in college. We spend time with under privileged children every week.

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

Logics of Inquiry

Where are you from? 

Miami FL

Who is your role model, and why? 

My mother. She has always worked hard and made sacrifices to do what is best for our family.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played football and basketball 

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played defensive end for a couple years in high school 

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My quickness and ability to change direction

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

I look for tendencies in the linemen to see if they give away any run/pass indicators. I also key the running back’s initial footwork among many other things that can help me on game day.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Dalvin Cook

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

Deone Bucannon, linebacker for the Cardinals because he plays with a lot of quickness and physicality and is always around the ball.

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

I suffered a season ending injury my sophomore year and it was extremely difficult to not be on the field with my team. I had to be there for moral support and work hard in rehab to be back better for the next season

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Pray and listen to music

What is your biggest strength?

My mindset on and off the field to get it done by any means necessary.

What is your biggest weakness? 

Thinking too much on the field. That is something I am working hard at.

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

 I love this game and will work as hard as I can to play as long as I can and help the team win.

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

My favorite player will always be Sean Taylor. Favorite team is the Dolphins.

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

My father, Ray Lewis, Sean Taylor

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

I’m focused on making it there first. I’ll think about that when the time comes.

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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