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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Malik Barrow, DT, Davenport University

2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Malik Barrow, DT, Davenport University
Malik Barrow the former Ohio State defensive lineman at Davenport University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Malik Barrow
  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • College: Davenport University/Ohio State University
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 260
  • Twitter: @malikbarrow_
  • Instagram: @malikbarrow_

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

  • Exceptional proportional length and natural leverage
  • Can plow through interior blockers, using elite explosiveness and power as a devastating destructive weapon for offensive plays
  • High-end tools, Finess+ ruthless efficiency
  • True a game-changing player

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

  • Age 5

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?
  • I want to be a leader and win! No off-field issues and I have a great family to support me, they motivate me to be great every day!

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

  • If I could donate to one cause in the world it would be to fight against Human Trafficking 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

  • Whatever you do, give it 100%

Who was your childhood hero?

  • My mother

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

  • Gee’montae Peck #97

What is your biggest pet peeve?

  • Interrupting someone during a conversation.

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

  • Deciding to leave my job in corporate America to give college football another shot after multiple injuries!

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

  • Davenport University is a school where I have been fortunate enough to pursue the exact degree of my choice. The graduate business program has helped me get one step closer to completing my Master of Business Administration diploma.

What is your favorite snack food?

  • Almonds

What is the best part of football?

  • Making a big play and celebrating with my teammates!

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

  • Trained by some of the best coaches in football, I am confident in my unique ability to add value to your football organization.

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

  • Aaron Donald

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

  • If I could have dinner with three people dead or alive, it would be my uncle, Dr. Sebi, and Elon Musk because these are some people who have inspired me to be a better version of myself

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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