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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Quentin Chaplin, TE, North Carolina Central University

Quentin Chaplin the standout tight end from North Carolina Central University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Quentin Chaplin
  • Position: TE
  • College: North Carolina Central University 
  • Height: 6’4
  • Weight: 245
  • Twitter: iamqcxii
  • Instagram: iamqcxii

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

  • My versatility at the Tight End position to block and catch at a high level.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?
  • 6

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

  • That they would be getting a guy that’s ready to work day in and day out and doing whatever it takes to better the team.

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

  • Opioid addiction and dependence.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

  • Control what you can control. 

Who was your childhood hero?

  • My older brothers. 

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

  • Latrell Mookie Collier

What is your biggest pet peeve?

  • Liars

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

  • Seeing my childhood heroes not make the best decisions. 

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

  • My school has a greek bowl, it’s is special to me because the energy there is phenomenal. 

What is your favorite snack food?

  • Nature Valley granola bars.

What is the best part of football?

  • The connections you make with people. 

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

  • A guy who has a very high ceiling who takes advantage of every opportunity presented. 

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

  • Gerald Everett/Evan Engram

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

  • Mother, Grandma, and Sister. They are 3 vital parts of my life and the reason I go hard

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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