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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Avery Wright, OL, Elizabeth City State University

ECSU offensive lineman Avery Wright is a big boy who plays with passion. He will crush you if you get in his way

NFL Draft Diamonds has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 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 to the right.  Now let’s meet the prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Avery Wright

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3 315LBS

What is your position?

Offensive Line

Where do you play college football?

Elizabeth City State University

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

One day after a high school practice a young kid stopped me and ask if I can help him with his homework at the YMCA

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


Where are you from?

Philadelphia, PA

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother. She taught me how to be a man and take care of the family at a very young age

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes Played Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Tight End Defensive End Fullback

At your position, what separates you from others?

My feet, my leadership,my punch, my communication with my QB

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

I look for if the defensive line footwork, hand placement, strength, stamina

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Darren Wilson, Amara Karmara

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

Jason Peters because his quickness, vision, knee bend and knowledge of the game

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Listen to my Gospel Playlist followed by Jersey shore party music

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

Eating right and having time to recover

What is your biggest strength?

My feet

What is your biggest weakness?

Staying low

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

Thank you for this opportunity and I will use this time to better myself and help my team as much as I can.

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

Tra Thomas Philadelphia Eagles

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

Jason Peters, My mother and Will Smith

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  • Better linebacker Ray Lewis or Luke Kuechly?

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