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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Cody Levy, OT, University of Maine

Cody Levy of Maine recently interviewed with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot

• Name: Cody Levy

• Height:  6’6″

• Weight: 305lbs

• Position: Offensive Tackle

• College: University of Maine

• Twitter: @clevy60

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

I am from Poughkeepsie, New York. It is where I grew up and lived most of my life. I love most that it was a blue-collar type of place and the people from there always had to work for and earn everything they had.  Most sports teams were very competitive and helped me become an extreme competitor. 

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

Practice, Film Study and Strength and Conditioning. Visually seeing and getting the looks you will get in a game and getting to practice the techniques you are expected to perform are the most important to me. Film study is very important because you need to know your opponent and see tendencies they may have or looks they give to tip certain things. Strength and conditioning is also a huge aspect of the game because at the Division 1 level most people are fast and strong already so you need to continue to allow yourself to grow in the weight room and be in the best shape possible to outperform your opponent for 4 quarters.

What do you worry about, and why?

I worry about making my family proud and doing everything I can to support them in the future. I also want to make sure I do everything I can to get the most out of myself in everything I do. 

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you’re act and how did you overcome failure?

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

•  Competitive, Smart and Tough

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

Mike Danna, Central Michigan. Tanoh Kpassagnon, Villanova.

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 

 I would like to potentially be a coach if I can’t play football. I love the game and being around it. 

Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?

Room, Car, Desk. Spend the most time in my room so if that is organized then everything else in my life will follow. 

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

I would choose a family member because I know everything they have done for me in my life and how much they have supported me. 

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

Wolverine, one of my favorite superhero’s growing up. 

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?

Recently my parents divorced and that effected me pretty hard. I had to learn how to overcome it and live my life in a different way and continue to focus and stay positive. 

What is your most embarrassing moment?

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Having the combo block to the second level that helped spring a rushing touchdown that put our offense well over 100 yards rushing on a team that had not allowed a 100 yard rusher all season. 

What song best describes your work ethic?

Feel Invincible- Skillet

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level? 

I believe I have the physicality and size to help me succeed but I am think my ability to watch film and know what my opponent is going to do would be very helpful also. 

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

Who is the most overrated player in the NFL? 

I think most players get the credit they deserve or earn each week. I do not think many players are overrated. They are the best of the best. 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Respected. If you are respected people will trust you to do the right thing and be accountable to them.

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

Love to win. The feeling you get from winning an intense game is unmatched and you cannot get from many other things in your life. 

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

My family motivates me and influences me to be the best I can be. Making them proud is what influences me and motivates me a lot. 

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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