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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Charlie Cleveland, LB, Tiffin University

Charlie Cleveland the standout edge rusher and linebacker from Tiffin University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Charlie Cleveland the standout edge rusher and linebacker from Tiffin University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

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

I’m very versatile I can cover, rush the passer, and stop the run!

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

I fell in love with football my Junior year in high school, I always liked the sport though 

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

I am a very dedicated worker and I am an energetic teammate who loves to lead by example!

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

It would be to the children of the African slave trade. Reparations to fix the current position of oppression.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Everyone’s life moves at a different speed. Learn to love your life and the path you are on. 

Who was your childhood hero?

Muhammad Ali 

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

Christian Carter, he’s a transfer Quarterback and I think people are sleeping on his production. He will show the critics this year.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

When people promise things they won’t or cant do. Be a man of your word!

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

I had to overcome a ton of adversity in life the hardest was probably recently my uncle passed who I always cherished. He was like a second father to me. A close second is my brother I lost last year.

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

I feel that the people at tiffin are what makes the school special there are genuine people all around. 

What is your favorite snack food?

Cool Ranch Doritos 

What is the best part of football?

Hitting people as hard as possible and the technical way one has to move. Every inch counts.

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

I have a relentless pursuit of greatness.

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

I think I could compare myself to Micah Parsons because of his versatility

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

Marcus Garvey, Jesus, and Ray Lewis

Damond Talbot

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