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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Nigel Peele, LB, Fayetteville State University

Nigel Peele the hard-hitting linebacker from Fayetteville State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Nigel Peele the hard-hitting linebacker from Fayetteville State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Nigel Peele
  • Position: Middle Linebacker 
  • College: Fayetteville State University 
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 230
  • Twitter: N1_Uno
  • Instagram: npeele_uno

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

  • My physicality and my IQ for the game, it allows me to play free and fast. 

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?
  • At the age of 7, watching Randy Moss and Tom Brady dominate. They made it look so easy and fun! 

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

  • NFL teams should know I’m a hard worker that’s not scared to work,  I absolutely love  this game. 

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

  • Feeding the less fortunate. 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

  • “There are two pains, the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. One is temporary and the other lasts forever”

Who was your childhood hero?

  • The Hulk

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

  • Tae Randolph CB

What is your biggest pet peeve?

  • Disloyalty 

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

  • The transition from home to college, I had so much freedom in college, sometimes I would forget to do my homework because I would lose track of time procrastinating.. Once I was able to create an agenda every day I was able to overcome all the new things college through at me. It’s all about having a schedule each day. 

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

  • Fayetteville State University was founded in 1867. Fayetteville State will forever have a special place in my heart because they were first to offer me a scholarship. 

What is your favorite snack food?

  • Honey roasted peanuts 

What is the best part of football?

  • The best part of football to me is how the game creates teamwork and chemistry. 

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

  • Nigel Peele is a Winner! 

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

  • Devin White 

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

  • Muhammad Ali, Bernie Mac, and  Jordan Peele 

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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