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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Isaiah Curry, DE, Valdosta State University

Isaiah Curry the standout defensive end from Valdosta State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Isaiah Curry the standout defensive end from Valdosta State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Isaiah Curry aka “Zay”
  • Position: Edge rusher 
  • College: Valdosta State University 
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 245
  • Twitter: isaiahzcurry 
  • Instagram: poverty_bigzay

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

How hard I work whether I’m winning or losing I will give my all. Being dedicated and doing my job. I have the speed to win off the line and chase down players. 

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

9 years old 

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

I will do whatever Is in the team’s best interest. Im big on being coached and taking the coaching. Im giving 100% effort in everything I do on the field and off the field. 

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

I would donate to a shelter.

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

Never give up, never doubt your self. A underdog always find his way to the top

Who was your childhood hero? 

My mom, sacrificed everything to make sure me and my brother had food in our stomach and a roof over our head. 

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

Jaden Blount, is a young guy with a lot of potential. The size, length, and speed. 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

Not being able  working out or not being able to provide for my family.

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

The hardest moment in my life to overcome was leaving the city and state I live in. I was always around guys that did not have the same dreams and aspirations as me so I separated myself because I knew I had a family to feed and that I wanted to get to not only the NFL but any other league.

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

I transferred from Texas A&M Commerce university to Valdosta State University. Valdosta State is special to me because the culture here is all about winning a championship or bust. The coaching staff always going to check up on you when things go bad or right. 

What is your favorite snack food? 


What is the best part of football? 

The team bonding and being able to let all my anger out on another opponent.

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

I get the job done and move at a great pace in everything I do.

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

Von Miller, as my Defensive line would call me.

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

Kobe Bryant, Martin Luther King Jr., and my Dad. Kobe Bryant because he was a great competitor and I want to know who pushed him to train so hard. MLK because I want to know how did he come up with a great speech to motivate people. And my dad just asked him who was his motivation.

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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