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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Malik Brown, DB, New Mexico Highlands University

Malik Brown
Malik Brown the feisty defensive back New Mexico Highlands University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Malik Brown
  • Height: 5’8
  • Weight: 175
  • Position: Safety
  • College: New Mexico Highlands University 
  • Twitter: @showtime4_

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• That’s tough Chicago has tons of good food places but I would say Portillios

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• I would say my instincts and my tackling 

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

• I’m definitely investing it into something.

What has been your biggest failure? 

• Not making it back to the state championship game as a senior in high school

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What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• I would say how optimistic I am

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• One of the hardest workers would definitely have to be the other safety, Adrian Vasquez.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• I go by Liky or Leekk

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

• My degree is in physical education I hope to be a teacher and a football coach at the High school or collegiate level 

What is your coolest life moment? 

• I would say going to a Bears game and throwing a pass to Tracy Porter.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• Many Men – 50 Cent 

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

• Kevin Hart for sure lol.

Who is your favorite football team? 

• Chicago Bears

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

• Dont let my kindness fool you for Weakness 

What is your biggest fear? 

• Letting down the people closest to me 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Darnell Savage

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• Wake up, Take a hot shower, play nothing but Chicago music. Lil Durk, Herb, Chief Keef, everybody, then we head to breakfast and I watch about 30-50 minutes of the film while I’m eating and getting dressed for the game.

Do you have any hobbies? 

• I play madden and 2k 

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

• I would say Tyrann Matthieu 

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

• Definitely my Brother, he the reason I started playing football and he taught me everything I know 

What motivates you to work hard?

• Myself honestly I wanna be someone people and kids can look up too.

Damond Talbot

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