NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Diedrick Bushnell, DE, Oklahoma Panhandle State University
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What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
I just finished my last season Oklahoma Panhandle St. University (D-II)
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
Getting a chance to go back to my old school and help younger kids from my area
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
Where are you from?
Lake Charles, La
Who is your role model, and why?
My mom, because she’s always was there, she worked extremely hard to take care of my younger sister and I
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Did you play any other positions in football?
Yes, I started my first few games at Center freshman year at OPSU
What separates you from the others in the NFL Draft at your position?
My versatility and relentless effort
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
The offensive line posture to see if their leaning forward or backward to see if it’s run or pass, locating the tight ends and how many backs in the backfield
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
Hands down Tyrann Mathieu in HS
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
James Harrison. Since I was young I always watch and use the moves he used in his game and implement it in my game because he has the same body type for the position we play
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
When my grandmother passed away, because she was everything and the biggest part in who I am today, I overcame with all the lessons she taught me, she always told me to be strong and have faith in everything you do, because with God anything is possible
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Listen to my favorite rapper, Kevin Gates
As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?
I feel you have that “Beast Mentality” to work three times harder coming from a small school because we don’t have the resources.
What is your biggest strength?
What is your biggest weakness?
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
Take a chance on me, I’ll give my heart and soul to sport and my team, I’m 100 % committed and you won’t regret it
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
My grandmother, my grandfather, and Ray Lewis. My grandparents were big fans and I would love to soak knowledge he could give me
What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?
This first thing I will buy will be a big house for my mother she deserves it
- Tupac or Biggie?
- NFL Network or ESPN?
- Coke or Pepsi?
- Pizza or Burgers?
- Dogs or Cats?