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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Tyrone Cromwell, CB, Florida Tech

Tyrone Cromwell the feisty CB from Florida Tech recently sat down with Jimmy Williams of NFL Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Tyrone Cromwell
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight:196 lbs
  • Position: CB
  • College: Florida Tech transfer from Clarion University
  • Twitter: @Tye_ballgame

Tell us about your university/college. What was your major/minor? How is campus life?

Florida Institute of Technology is one of the top engineering colleges in the country. My major is Business Administration. Our campus is globally diverse and very chill. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

I would think they would say my best quality is that I am very mellow and laid-back. 

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?

I see myself as someone you can talk to if you have any questions about the Defensive Back position. The best position that suits my skill set is nickel and cornerback. 

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

Ardell Brown

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?

Teammates from my junior year, JT Hassel and Adonis Davis.

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.

The process of finding and transferring into a new school for my Junior year was a struggle that I was able to overcome. It was such a struggle because I decided to transfer late in the academic year and most teams had already completed their recruitment. Also, at that time, most schools were not offering any athletic scholarships. I am very appreciative of my coaches for believing in me and providing me the opportunity to join Florida Tech football and academics.

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?

Baseball. I lettered in baseball in high school while playing shortstop and left field. 

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?

I am most proud of being a positive role model to my siblings. My biggest achievement was being successful in getting an athletic scholarship to support my college education. 

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career?

One of my most memorable plays was during my freshman year. It was my first ever collegiate interception against Seton Hill.

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?

My favorite athlete is Manny Machado because I love the Baltimore Orioles and he will always be an Orioles legend. My favorite professional team is the Minnesota Vikings. I model my game after Patrick Peterson.

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?

My favorite music artist is Drake. I get pumped to Trippie Redd & Roddy Ricch before games. 

What is your favorite comfort food?

Sweet Potatoes 

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?

My favorite movies are Goonies and Major Payne. My favorite actor is Denzel Washington. 

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies?

I love hanging out with my family and spending time with them. 

Who or what motivates you the most? 

My siblings, parents and both of my grandmothers motivate me the most.

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