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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Raphael Edwards, TE, NW Oklahoma State

Raphael Edwards the athletic TE from NW Oklahoma State recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Raphael Edwards 
  • Height:  6’4
  • Weight: 253
  • Position: Tight End 
  • College: NW Oklahoma ST 
  • Twitter: @rae4x1

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

• I’m from Brooklyn, New York. The thing I like most about my home town has to be the divers food options.

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

• Practice, Film Study, S&C 

What do you worry about, and why?

• The thing I worry most about is being someone my son can depend on and look up to. My parents were very influential in my life and I just wanna do the same. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My teammates would say best quality is my ability to make them relax and feel comfortable within the game. 

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

• I would have to say Dakota Driskill & Mo Wright to of my teams. I feel as though they were the best linebackers in Division ll 

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

• My career would be in training and eventually becoming a  entrepreneur and opening up my own place. 

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?

• I would choose one family member loyalty is everything 

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

• Superman, unstoppable 

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

• moving to a rural area and having to adapt. I focused on the reasons why I came and just locked in. 

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• middle school basketball going to score in the wrong hoop. 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• Scoring in OT vs southern Nazarene 

What song best describes your work ethic?

• dedication- Nipsey hustle 

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

• Love for the game 

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

• My sister 

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

• footloose 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Hunter Henry 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• respected, you are doing something right in your craft everyone doesn’t like everyone 

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

• the DE from Baylor, because he did not do what he was accused of and it messed hm up. 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• hate to lose 

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

• Mother, I grew up with 8 siblings and no matter what she always made it work and gave me a fantastic childhood and always supported me 

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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