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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Eli Barrett, DB, Wartburg College

Eli Barrett
Eli Barrett the feisty playmaking defensive back from Wartburg College who recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Eli Barrett
  • Height: 6ft 1 in
  • Weight: 210 lbs
  • Position: Safety
  • College: Wartburg College
  • Twitter: @erbarrett7

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

• Dirty Dog

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

• Work Ethic, confidence, hype man, speed, strength.

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

• Build a Dome/stadium for Wartburg Football

What has been your biggest failure?

• In high school Disqualifying my shuttle hurdle relay team at districts (Were ranked 2nd in state)

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My leadership, work ethic, and determination

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Sam Joerger

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Barrett 50 Cal

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

• Being teacher and coach.

What is your coolest life moment?

• Winning a big game in football or vacationing to Dominican Republic with family.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

• You Make my dreams (Come True)

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

• Adam Sandler

Who is your favorite football team?

• Dallas Cowboys

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

• “I’m a try hard.”

What is your biggest fear?

• Losing a big game

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Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

5 sets of 1 heavy back squat. Go eat some breakfast. Take a shower. 30 min nap. Head over to locker room about 1 hour and 15 mins before we go out. Listen to music to get into the zone and talk with teammates before game.

Do you have any hobbies?

• I love playing sports, spending time outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

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

• Jeff Heath.

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

I would say my parents. They have always pushed me to be the best best I can in everything I do. They have always had a passion for football and they passed that onto me.

What motivates you to work hard?

I wanted to be great in the sport I love most. Ever since I was in 7th grade, everything I have done from a physical standpoint I have done for football. I have put my life into this sport and I never want to quit playing,  even though I know I will have to eventually. Some of the greatest things in life are captured, learned, and created in the sport of football.

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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