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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Cyril Spells, OL, Lincoln University (MO)

Cyril Spells Lincoln University
Cyril Spells the anchor for Lincoln University (MO) offensive line recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Cyril Spells
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 296
  • Position: Center 
  • College: Lincoln University, MO 
  • Twitter: BigC70s

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

  • The best restaurant in my hometown to me would have to be BurgerFi. 

When breaking down your film what will stick out?
  • I would say my athleticism, how agile I am, and my ability to get to the second level. 

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

  • The first thing I would do is give the money to my parents and let them do whatever they want with it because they mean the world to me. 

What has been your biggest failure?

  • My biggest failure would be not being named an All- American by now but I’m still working on it. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • My teammates would probably say my best quality is that I work hard and I’m a competitor.   Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?The hardest working teammate in my opinion would have to be Cecil or Terrius because they push them self’s  on the field and is always doing extra in the weight room. 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Some of my closes friends just call me C. 

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

  • I major in Business Administration and my dream job would be owning an NBA or NFL team. 

What is your coolest life moment?

  • One of my coolest life moment would have to be playing in the Florida vs Georgia All Star Game.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

  • I would sing a J Cole song I don’t know which one but definitely a J Cole song. 

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

  • Denzel Washington of course.

Who is your favorite football team? 

  • San Francisco 49ers

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

  • I might look mean but I’m a great friend. 

What is your biggest fear? 

  • My biggest fear would be not being great,  successful, or losing my family. 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

  • Fred Warner 

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

  • On game day I listen to music and think about making every team remember who I am. Sometimes I would watch some NFL highlights.

Do you have any hobbies?

  • Some hobbies of mine include playing video games, watching football/basketball, and working out. 

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

  • I always compare myself to Jason Kelce because he is a smaller lineman like me and he beats people with his technique, quickness, and his knowledge. 

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

  • My parents definitely because I want them to be able to stop working and live their best life stress free and they work to hard for me to let them down.  

What motivates you to work hard?

  • The situation I’m in now motivates me to want better for my family as well as my future wife and kids. The only way they going to get done is through hard work and faith. 

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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