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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Nate Even, WR, Loras College

Nate Even from Loras College was a playmaker for the team. He has great hands
Nate Even from Loras College was a playmaker for the team. He has great hands

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name?

Nate Even

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’10” 185 lbs

What is your position? 

Wide Receiver

Where do you play college football? 

Loras College

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field? 

Working with Dance Marathon and the Special Olympics

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

U.S. Women’s History

Where are you from?

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

Who is your role model, and why?

My father, he is a hard worker and gave his kids more opportunities then he ever had.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I played baseball, soccer, wrestling and basketball.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Corner back

At your position, what separates you from others? 

Speed, footwork, and attention to detail

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

Technique and tendencies of the secondary

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Darren Myles Jr.

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

Steve Smith, he’s not a big guy but still a great vertical threat and has been doing it for a long time.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Pray and wear my homemade Derrick Rose jersey under my pads.

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

Mental Obstacles, you go to practice everyday knowing you don’t get as much attention as the big programs but you still have to go out there and work hard and give it everything you have.

Nate EvenWhat is your biggest strength? 

Great hands

What is your biggest weakness? 

I’m not very tall

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

I’m intelligent, I’m reliable, and you’ll get everything I have, everyday.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up? 

Minnesota Vikings

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

Donald Trump, Johnny Cash, and Bill Belichick

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

A new Mouthguard

Rapid Answers:

  • Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
  • Backstreet Boys or One Direction
  • Lifetime Channel or HGTV?
  • Waffles or Pancakes?
  • Snakes or Spiders? Neither
  • Madden or Mario? 

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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