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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Arjay Shelley, DB, University of Manitoba

Arjay Shelley
The tall and long defensive back from the University of Manitoba in Canada recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

• Name: Arjay Shelley
• Height: 6’4

• Weight:195
• Position: DB
• College: University of Manitoba

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

•Rihanna’s Roti (Port Moody)

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

•My size probably

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

•Invest in real estate

What has been your biggest failure?

•Not taking advantage of all my opportunities

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

•Hard working, playbook smart

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

•Hard to choose only one, but Abdul Gasama

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

•Not many RJ is basically my nickname

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

•My degree is in arts in geography, I hope to work for Hydro and help continue producing renewable energy.

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What is your coolest life moment?

•i would say going to Cuba, I haven’t done a lot of traveling so seeing such a difference in culture was really cool

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

•Hate it or Love it 

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

• Will Smith

Who is your favorite football team?

•LA Rams

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

•No fly zone

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What is your biggest fear?


Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

•Karl Joseph

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

•Eat a good breakfast in the morning, brush up on some film and watch YouTube highlights. Once I get to the stadium and get together with my positional group we always get a pep talk from the coach, from then I stay pretty quiet and try I to visualize what I’m going get playing whichever team we’re up against.

Do you have any hobbies?

•Working on my car

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

•Richard Sherman

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

•My mom, it’s who I was raised by and grew up with

What motivates you to work hard?

•My family, coaches, teammates, and friends. They remind me of my potential so I want to work hard

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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