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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Dawson Davis, LB, York University

Dawson Davis the playmaking linebacker from York University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Dawson Davis
  • Position: Inside Linebacker
  • College: York University
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight:230
  • Instagram: dawson_davis20

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

My knowledge, zone coverage, and run stopping ability make me a top prospect in the draft.

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

8 years old

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

That I am willing to do whatever it is that I have to, to help the team win.

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

Jumpstart programs to help get kids into sports

What is the best advice you have ever received?

To go and find what truly makes me happy in life, to find what brings me real enjoyment, and to make those things a priority in my life.

Who was your childhood hero?

It may sound cliche, but my childhood hero, and hero still to this day is my mom.

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

Victor Belanger

What is your biggest pet peeve?

If someone is content just being on a university football team and are just there to show off the gear.

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

Probably the passing of my father.

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

I think that there is something about my school where nothing comes easy. Everything you get at this school has to be earned if you want to be something of yourself, whether that is through academics or football. Having to face the adversity we have faced here at this university, will truly translate to life, and I think I have become a better man for sticking through it all.

What is your favorite snack food?

Peanut butter on crackers.

What is the best part of football? 

The best part of football is that the work you put in or do not put in during the offseason and practices, will show up on tape. 

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

That I pride myself on being a hard worker and that I enjoy the grind.

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

Roquan Smith

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

Luke Kuechly, because he was such a dominant player and had such a High football IQ. I would like to pick his brain about things like film study, and game scenarios. SAINt JHN because he is one of my favorite artists, and I think his lyrics have some very deep meanings that I would like to ask him about. Jim Carrey because I think he has some great Ideas and would like to talk about the messages he portrays throughout some of his movies.

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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