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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Romello Bentley, KR/PR, Northwestern Oklahoma State

Romello Bentley the speedy return man from Northwestern Oklahoma recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Romello Bentley
  • Position: Return Specialist / Athlete 
  • College: Stephen F. Austin State (undergrad) / Sierra College (Juco) / Northwestern Oklahoma State (Grad year) 
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 167
  • Twitter: @godfearingmello
  • Instagram: @godfearingmello

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2022 NFL Draft?

  • Being an Athlete & Return Specialist is what makes me a top prospect in the NFL Draft. My character, quickness, versatility, work ethic, and returning ability is what separates me from the others. 

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

  • The journey began back in my hometown Jacksonville, Florida. I was 5 years old trying to be like my older brother and play ball with the older kids in the neighborhood. Football became love at first sight to me. 

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

  • I have the most consistent work ethic in this draft class. 

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

  • I would give back to the youth as much as I could. I would donate to causes such as Save the children.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

  • “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” -John 14:6 

Who was your childhood hero?

  • My Parents

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

  • Chancellor Gill

What is your biggest pet peeve?

  • Unseasoned food

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

  • One of the toughest moments I had overcome was being homeless going into my senior year of college. This challenge gave me a different perspective on life and it changed me for the better. 

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

  • The opportunity of getting my masters degree and being successful is what makes my school so special to me. 

What is your favorite snack food?

  • Fruit/Green Smoothies.

What is the best part of football? 

  • The best part of football is the Preparation and Execution. Nothing feels better than winning my 1/11th every play and helping my team win. 

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

  • I am the Quickest/Fast-Twitched Athlete in this NFL Draft class and I will be the Most Elusive Athlete/Return Specialist.

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

  • Percy Harvin.

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

1. Jesus Christ
2. Muhammad Ali
3. Coach Bill Belichick

  • First, I would love to have dinner with Jesus Christ because he is my Lord & Savior and I would want to ask him for questions and help about every day life. Second, would be Muhammad Ali because he has always been my role model growing up. I appreciated what Ali stood for and how he always glorified his God. I would love to have a conversation with him about his testimony. Third, Would be Coach Bill Belichick. I would love to have dinner with Coach Belichick because he is one of the greatest coaches of all time and I would love to learn more about his coaching philosophy. I’ve always dreamed of getting an opportunity to play for Bill Belichick because he knows how to make a good player a great one. 


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