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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Anthony Vandal, OL, Sherbrooke University

Anthony Vandal the staring offensive lineman from Sherbrooke University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
Anthony Vandal the staring offensive lineman from Sherbrooke University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Anthony Vandal
  • Position: Offensive Guard and Tackle
  • College: Sherbrooke University (Usport – Canada)
  • Height: 6,4
  • Weight: 290Lb
  • Twitter: @vandal62
  • Instagram: @vandal_62

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

  • I’m a hard worker it’s my trademark. I work hard on and off the field in order to leave nothing to chance. On the field, I’m a very technical player in pass protection and in the run game.

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

  • At 15 years old. Compared to my teammates I started playing football late, but I played basketball and ice hockey before playing football.

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?
  • I think I have not reached my ceiling yet, I think I still can get better and continue to develop myself as a football player.

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

  • Prevention of school dropout.  

What is the best advice you have ever received?  

  • Failure is not the end, it’s an opportunity to learn and grow even if it’s difficult to see it”

Who was your childhood hero? 

  • Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, is an extraordinary football player, but he is an exceptional person in general.

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

  • Carl Marchesseault, is our Mike linebacker. He’s a great athlete and makes crucial plays often.

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

  • Negative self-talk

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

  • Leaving home at a young age to play football at a higher caliber and moving to a city where I knew no one.

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

  • The place the players have in the construction of the team culture and the participation of the players in some decisions. We have the opportunity to build a program that reflect the players vision and values. All that with the guidance of our coaching staff. 

What is your favorite snack food? 

  • Popcorn

What is the best part of football? 

  • When I make a big block and I see the running back pass by my side to score a touchdown.

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

  • I’m a player that will make every action necessary to achieve the goals fixed by my coach.

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

  • Joël Bitonio

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

  1. Stan Lee: I’m a big Fan of his work and the Marvel universe in general 
  2. Steve Jobs: He was such a creative person, talking with him must have been something. 
  3. Winston Churchill: I love history, but especially I would talk about leadership with him. 

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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