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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Spotlight: Alton Nobles, DL, Indiana State University

Alton Nobles the star pass rusher from Indiana State University is a player NFL Draft Diamonds scout Justin Kelm says to keep an eye out for.

From North Carolina to New York. The journey for defensive lineman Alton Nobles starts in New York. Before coming to Indiana State University in 2019 and being a force on the Sycamores defensive line, Nobles spent time in junior college at Monroe College. Nobles was a force with the Mustangs. He can pressure the quarterback, but he’s also effective at filling the gaps. This is one thing that stood out the most to me. Nobles possesses the athleticism which is needed at the next level. 

What was your favorite memory of playing collegiate football?

My favorite memory was when I was in JUCO.  It was against our rival, ASA Brooklyn. I ran down the running back from the other side of the field while playing 3 tech away from the play. 

What are you dreams? Professional. NFL? CFL

NFL was always a dream of mine and I am determined to achieve my dream. 

How was is it coming from JUCO to FCS? 

Coming from JUCO to FCS football, it was a big difference because I felt like I played with raw ability and once I got to the FCS I noticed that wasn’t going work. So the hardest part for me was learning different techniques on how to play double teams and using my hands. I had a great defensible line coach in JUCO but I learned so much more on this level. I learned this because of the experience my defensive line coach has been and what he has done with previous players and some are even in the NFL. 

Player Profile 

Indiana State University 

Alton Nobles 

POSITION Defensive Line 
CLASS Senior 
HOMETOWN Rocky Mount, N.C. 
HIGH SCHOOL Nash Central HS 
PREV SCHOOL Monroe College 

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