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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: David Taylor, DB, Lake Erie College

David Taylor the standout defensive back from Lake Erie College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
David Taylor the standout defensive back from Lake Erie College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: David Taylor
  • Position: DB
  • College: Lake Erie College
  • Height: 5’9”
  • Weight: 188lbs
  • Twitter: deejackk5
  • Instagram: djtaylor__

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2023 NFL Draft? 

My high IQ for the game, my speed and agility, ball skills, physicality and more. 

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

5 years old 

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

I’m a dog

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be? 

Housing for the homeless 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

Adversity builds character 

Who was your childhood hero?

My father 

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school? 

Aaron Manning 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 


Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome? 

Transferring from a D1 San Jose State University to a junior college (college of San Mateo) 

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

The lack of resources keeps you humble and focusing on your grind for a better future. 

What is your favorite snack food? 

Fruit cups.

What is the best part of football? 

The competition and physicality.

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say? 

I may not be the biggest guy on the field but I’m a dawg and I will get the job done.

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

I’m a mix of Budda Baker, Tyrann Mathieu, Earl Thomas, and Jamal Adams.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Jesus Christ, because he’s my lord and savior, Martin Luther King Jr., because he changed this country for the better for  all people of color, and last but not least my grandfather because I never had the chance to build a relationship with them before they passed while I was very young.

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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