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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Brady Opp, DT, CSU-Pueblo

Brady Opp the big and physical DT from CSU-Pueblo recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Brady Opp
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 285lbs
  • Position:DT
  • College: CSU-Pueblo
  • Twitter: @bradyopp97

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

•I grew up in the Castle Rock area just south of Denver. I loved it because it is right in the middle of everything which means there is a lot to do.

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

•Practice, Strength and Conditioning and Film Study. You can’t get better without actually playing, the more you play the better you get, you also need to be physically able to play the game at a high level, and film study is extremely important, but without the first two you cannot have film study.

What do you worry about, and why?

•I really try not to worry on things I can’t control. Just being the competitor that I am I always focus on what I can do better.

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

•My first 3 years of college football taught me a lot because I had to learn a new position, so in that time I had many failures on the field physically and I matured a lot off the field through trial and error.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

•I think players would say that I am a man of grit and that there is nothing that could intimidate me. I have an indomitable will.

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

•I thought the offensive line from Minnesota-Mankato, they had 3 All-Americans, the center from Augustana was a 1st Team All-American, also the QB from Colorado School of Mines in 2016 won the Harlon Hill.

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

• I am also a songwriter so I would be solely be focusing on that

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

•Car easily, I feel that other people are more likely to see it.

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

• I can’t answer that one

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

• I would be an anime character, more specifically Spike Speigal from Cowboy Bebop, nobody is cooler than him. 

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

•Everybody goes through their tough times in life, but how you handle it emotionally is the difference, and reach out for help because you are not alone.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

•I backed into a corner of a counter during class and cut by back side and had to get it treated before football practice…

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

•We had a play where the NG would drop back into coverage and one time against Black Hills they called the play and I picked off a screen pass. And the QB was a kid I grew up with and used to share a locker with in middle school.

What song best describes your work ethic?

• I love music so much I’m not sure I can pick, maybe Till I Collapse by Eminem, because it’s indicative of the title.

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

•My belief in myself and my will-power to overcome failure and the drive to succeed, knowing nothing was gonna stop my journey.

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

•Leonardo da Vinci or Albert Einstein, I couldn’t imagine the innovation we’d have with those minds in today’s realm.

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

•OPPeration Dance

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

•The fact that Christian McCaffrey wasn’t named to the 2018 Pro Bowl with a 100 receptions and 1100 yards rushing is a joke. Also him being a 2nd Team Pro Bowler in 2019 is hilarious because he has a good chance to break Marshall Falk’s all purpose record. And he didn’t win the Heisman!!

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

•Respected, I’d rather be respected and not liked and be myself, than not be myself and live a lie to have people like you, and in result not be respected.

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

•In my opinion, it’s hard not to say Josh Gordon, just because of his physical ability, I would also say Aldon Smith.

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

•I hate to lose more than I love to win. Winning is the expectation.

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

My mom and dad, they have been with me all my life and have sacrificed and taught me so much.

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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