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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Drew Potter, TE, University of South Dakota

Drew Potter is a gritty player and reminds me of Joe Don Duncan who impressed scouts several years ago.
Drew Potter is a gritty player and reminds me of Joe Don Duncan who impressed scouts several years ago.

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?

Drew Potter

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3″ 245

What is your position?

Tight End

Where do you play college football?

University of South Dakota

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

I would have to say going to the local elementary schools and hanging out with the kids for the day.

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


Where are you from?

Basehor, Kansas

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother. She lost her eye sight when I was fourteen years old and the positive outlook she gives me on life

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Baseball and Powerlifting

Did you play any other positions in football?

Running back, Linebacker, Long snapper

At your position, what separates you from others?

My physicality, I used to play fullback in my first three years of college. Also I play with a lot of grit.

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

I key the players I will be blocking and key their tendencies and the defenses blitzes and stunts.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Kyle Emmanuel- NDSU

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

John Kuhn. He is a versatile player that can run, block, and catch passes.

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

Just getting over looked. It starts getting overlooked by FBS schools. You just have to use that as fuel and play with a chip on your shoulder.

What is your biggest strength?

My understanding of the game.

What is your biggest weakness?

My lack of experience at the Tight End position

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

I would be a really hardworking player and could help in a lot of ways. I can play every special teams, I can play multiple positions on offense.

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

Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City Chiefs

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

Grandma, Travis Kelce, Peyton Manning

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I wouldn’t buy anything I would put money away for my son Cameron for his college fund.

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