Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tory Slater, DL, University of West Georgia

tory slater 2Every year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, we will not be surprised, and neither should you. 

What is your name?

Tory Solomon Slater

What is your Height/Weight?

6’4 275

What is your position?

Defensive Line

Where do you play college football?

The University of West Georgia

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

A couple of D3 schools but mainly West Georgia

How did you choose your school?

It was close to home

Where are you from?

Douglasville Georgia

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model is my dad because he is the hardest worker I know

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

Seattle Seahawks. They like my size and ability

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I ran track in High school. I did the 110 hurdles

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played wide receiver in High school

tirtAt your position, what separates you from others?

I think my explosiveness. I powerclean 401lbs

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I look for tendencies for the run and pass

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Ryan Schraeder from Valdosta State

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

Probably Jason Pierre Paul because of his explosiveness

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Having to learn a new position. Having a relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ helped me get through a lot of things

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I just listen to “Hustlers ambition” by Young Jeezy and “The Devil is a Lie” by Rick Ross

What is your biggest strength? Caring for others.

My favorite verse is 1st John 4:8

“Whoever does not love, does not know GOD, because GOD is love”

What is your biggest weakness?

Being passive at times

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I am a hard working GOD fearing man who cares for others

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

My favorite player was Reggie White because he was big and strong but I loved what he stood for off of the field. My favorite NFL team is the Falcons

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Jesus, The ROCK, and King Solomon

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