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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Tyler Coyle, S, Purdue University

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Tyler Coyle the athletic safety from Purdue University tore up his pro day and caught my attention. He recently joined NFL Draft Diamonds to sit down with owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name:  Tyler Coyle 
  • Position: Safety 
  • College: UConn/Purdue 
  • Height: 6005
  • Weight: 209
  • Twitter: @_CoyleEra01

Right now, people are not talking about you the way I feel they should. Do you feel you are an underdog?

* Absolutely! My body of work throughout my college career should speak for itself! I Didn’t have the year I wanted to last year. I’m 100% healthy and ready to contribute to whatever team picks me up

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

* I’m literally a chess piece. My versatility is my best trait. I would easily say I’m the most versatile player in this draft class 

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be? 

* I would donate to the Lung Cancer Foundation of American in support of my grandmother who had passed away when I was five. As many people don’t know lung cancer has the lowest survival rate and I would be fulfilled to help fund research to extend the lives of loved ones.

Who was your childhood hero? 

* Combination of my Dad and older brother 

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school? 

* UConn/Kevon Jones 

* Purdue/Gio Howard 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

* When people lie or tell you they are going to do something and never do it. One thing my mother always told me was a Liar is a thief 

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome? 

* In the middle of a pandemic I had to adjust to being a first-time dad while being 14 hours away from my family and dealing with a mid-foot sprain. Through it all I kept my faith which allowed me to keep going. 

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

* UConn was special to me because it was my home state school. I wanted to go there and become that hometown hero and show the youth from my community that anything is possible with dedication and persistence. I then transferred to Purdue where they gave me an opportunity to continue my athletic career while pursuing my masters.

What is your favorite snack food? 

* Welch’s Island Fruits fruit snacks

The NFL Draft is quickly approaching, If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say? 

* Easily one of the most athletic players in this draft class and my

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be? 

* Jamal Adams 

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why? 

* Martin Luther King JR and Malcolm X these two individuals put their lives on the line in a blind walk against injustices and segregation. The leadership skills these two individuals possessed is a inspiration to me as a black man. Lastly, it would have to be my Grandmother who passed away when I first started playing football. I just want to hug her and tell her how much harder life has been without her while sharing all I have accomplished thus far.


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