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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: D’Andre Blue-Eli, DB, Millersville University

D'Andre Blue-Eli the play making defensive back from Millersville University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
D’Andre Blue-Eli the play making defensive back from Millersville University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: D’Andre Blue-Eli
  • Position: Cornerback | Nickel
  • College: Millersville University 
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 193
  • Twitter: @DreBlueEli
  • Instagram: @DreBlueEli

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

There aren’t many DB’s that can play every position in the secondary and excel at them. I have good ball skills, can cover the #1 and have shown it on film at the D1 and D2 level. 

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

I truthfully became interested in 8th grade, I started when I was 5, but didn’t really care for it. 

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

I want to come in and work, whether it’s special teams or in the secondary. I want to contribute in all aspects. 

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

If I could donate to one cause in the world it would be pancreatic cancer. My grandfather died due to that disease so that would be the first. 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

The best advice I ever received would be my cousin Rahim. He told me “We give too many people the power to lower our vibrations, stand true to your own frequency.” Be the original you were created to be. 

Who was your childhood hero? 

Growing up I looked up to my mom, she was my hero and athlete wise LeBron James. 

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

Steve Sweeney

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

People that talk too much

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

My hardest moments in my life are a couple things, but the hardest was losing my grandfather. 

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

My school is nice big campus with friendly people involved with making the school better. It’s special to me because the bonds I created when I got here 

What is your favorite snack food? 

Snickers or Fruit Roll-Ups

What is the best part of football? 

Making the person you are guarding a non factor in the game. 

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

If you want a hard worker and gamer, you know where to find me!

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

From watching film I’d say Damarious Randall.

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

  1. LeBron James
  2. Gary Vee
  3. Floyd Mayweather 

LeBron because he is the definition of success and he is my favorite player. Gary Vee because he has knowledge about being successful in the cooperate and business world. Floyd Mayweather because he my favorite boxer and the best business man for himself, marketing genius. 


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