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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tevin Garrett, TE, Jackson State University

Tevin Garrett is a big boy with amazing run blocking skills.

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 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?

Tevin Garrett

What is your Height/Weight?

6’4 /265

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Jackson State University

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

Went to the children’s hospital to give out toys and play video games with them.

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

Engineering graphics

Where are you from?

Alpine, AL

Who is your role model, and why?

My mom. She could’ve gave up on her dream when she had all of her kids but she never stop striving to reach her goals and the biggest thing of all she supported us no matter the situation was even during some of the roughest times in our life .

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, baseball

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

I’m willing to learn the little details and my mindset is im the best at what I do.

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

Stances of defender in when they show different coverages or fronts

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Ebenezer Ogundeko from TSU

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

Tony Gonzalez . I have great hands I run good routes and I use my big body to body smaller defenders and I watched Tony do a lot growing up.

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

When I lost my grandma during one of my high school games and I didnt find out until the next morning and I was thinking about quitting football but i used that pain and hurt to motivate me through football .

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Eating sour candy before a game

What is your biggest strength?

Run blocking

What is your biggest weakness?

Pass blocking

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

I’m a guy that can do multiples things, kick, punk, catch and block. I’m not just a one dimensional player. I can be used in many different ways to help your team

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

Jerome “the bus ” Bettis

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

J. Cole , Barack Obama and Carolyn Garrett

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

House for my mom

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