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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Clay Branton III, DB, Arizona Christian University

Clay Branton III the versatile defensive back from Arizona Christian University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Clay Branton III
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 210
  • Position: SS/Rover
  • College: Arizona Christian University 
  • Twitter: @Kingbranton

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• Eegee’s

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• Always around the ball, aggressive, good play and route recognition, good open field tackling 

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money? 

• Invest in a business and then buy my mom a house 

What has been your biggest failure? 

• Not winning a state championship 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• Instincts, communication abilities

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Art Hayes 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Tank

What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job? 

• Family/Marriage, Family and marriage counselor/life mentor for all ages

What is your coolest life moment? 

• Cliff diving 

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What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• Put that woman first – Jaheim

If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking? 

• Denzel Washington 

Who is your favorite football team? 

• New Orleans Saints

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

• Warning: Stay out of my way 

What is your biggest fear? 

• Losing family, letting my family down

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Levi Wallace (Buffalo Bills)

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• Wake up, Eat breakfast with a blue Gatorade head to the field house get taped, stretch, put my AirPods in and listen to music while I warm up. Right before the game I eat skittles or starburst 

Do you have any hobbies? 

• Sneakers, training, waves

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be? 

• I don’t really compare my self to anyone because I have my own unique style of play but I think tyrann mathieu is someone I try to model my game after 

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

•My mom, she raised me and my 3 siblings on her own and never quit, I think that’s what I’ve learned is to never quit.

What motivates you to work hard?

•People that I’ve lost, my family, seeing my grandparents and mother proud.

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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