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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Cedrice Paillant, OG, Marshall University

Cedrice Paillant the standout offensive guard from Marshall University recently sat down with Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Cedrice Paillant 
  • Position: Offensive Guard 
  • College: Marshall University 
  • Height: 6’4
  • Weight: 320
  • Twitter: kingceddy914 
  • Instagram: Ced.juice

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2023 NFL Draft? 

My physicality I bring a dog mindset every day also my athleticism there’s  not many 320 pound offense of Lineman that can move how I move.

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

I First became interested in the sport of football at the age of eight 

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

One thing is I’m going to show up and work and I’m going to strive to be the best in the room day in and day out. I’m going to leave it all out there on the field. And they will be getting a very hungry and coachable player that simply loves the game.

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

I would donate to The Sarcoma Foundation of America In efforts to help More medical research in that field

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

The best advice I received was “somebody has to be the big dog why not you?” From my Kaleb Johnson 

Who was your childhood hero?

My Mother which she is still my hero till this day. 

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

I just transferred so I don’t really know

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

People putting limitations on me

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

The hardest moment in my life was in high school I was living in a one bedroom with my mother and 4 other siblings and I the first time I got my own room was in Freshman year of College 

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

Something special about my school is the overall camaraderie from day one it’s been a tremendous experience the amount of love and respect as a man and a player is truly something special

What is your favorite snack food? 

Gummy Bears

What is the best part of football? 

You get to hit somebody as hard as you want and not go to jail also the brotherhood it is truly a once in a lifetime experience 

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

I’m a guy that sticks out and you can you feel my energy as soon as I walk in the room.

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

Alan Faneca cause I bring the boom when I pull.

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

Lebron James, Jay z, Kobe Bryant! I picked these 3 guys because the knowledge and Game I can learn from these three guys can potentially change my family’s life forever.


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