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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Marvin Conley, DB, University of West Florida

Marvin Conley the defensive back of University of West Florida is a baller. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writers for this amazing interview.

•    Name: Marvin Conley 
    •    Height: 5’9
    •    Weight: 186
    •    Position: Safety, CB, Nickel 
    •    College: University of West Florida 
    •    Twitter: @_mjc3_

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
    •    Tampa is a big city and what I love most about it is the food. I’m talking about all the good food spots where you get the soul food, Jamaican food, wings, etc. I use to drive home from Pensacola every other weekend just because I missed the food.

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
    •    Practice first because you have to get better each day and correct your mistakes, film second because you have to study your oppent and learn their strengths and weaknesses and to mentally prepare yourself. Lastly conditioning, you don’t only have to be in great condition physically but you have to condition your mind more and more so you are prepared. 

What do you worry about, and why?
    •    I don’t worry about anything honestly. What’s going to happen will happen and I know with my God nothing is impossible. 

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
    •    One time in middle school I failed 3 classes and from that day on out I started getting good grades and working extra hard in the classroom to succeed. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?
    •    Ball hawk

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

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 
    •    I would be an actor 

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

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
    •    Family member, because family is very important to me and I couldn’t bare losing a family member on my watch. 

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
    •    Michael B. Jordan. Because he’s a young talented actor that motivates me to want to get on the tv screen. 

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
    •    Getting my scholarship offer pulled from me a day before signing day. It felt like my heart had been ripped out but I laced up and moved on and I can say that looking back, it was no accident what happen because I am very blessed to have had a great college career at the University of West Florida. 

What is your most embarrassing moment?
    •    Falling out of a chair in middle school. 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
    •    98 yard pick 6 to seal the game 

What song best describes your work ethic?
    •   Go Getta- Lil Wayne 

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

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
    •    My grandmother. She was and still is the love of my life, she spoiled me like no other. 

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 
    •    Studio 3

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 
    •    Tre White. Buffalo Bills CB

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
    •    I’d would rather be respected because no everyone is going to like you but it’s up to you to make them respect you. 

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
    •    Honestly I’m not sure. 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?
    •    Hate to lose. 

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
    •    My mother. She’s my rock, she is the reason behind everything. I wouldn’t be the man I am today without her being by my side. 

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