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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Devin Coney, LB, New Mexico Highlands

Devin Coney the hard-hitting linebacker from New Mexico Highlands recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Devin Coney the hard-hitting linebacker from New Mexico Highlands recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Devin Coney
  • Position: LB
  • College: New Mexico Highlands
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 230
  • Instagram: @tolb_dc

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

 I’m the hardest hitting sideline to sideline linebacker in this class.

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

I’ve been playing football since I was 7

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

I play this game with a lot of intensity and passion that can’t be matched

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

I would donate to the Cancer foundation, cancer has attacked my family hard this year 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

The best advice I’ve ever received would be, live everyday with no regrets. Strive to be the best man I can be never change always remain true to yourself 

Who was your childhood hero? 

My childhood role model will always be Ray Lewis. I studied him on and off the field. I admire the man he is today as well as the adversity he’s overcome

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

I feel my whole team is underrated, most of the guys on this squad are fighting for this last chance. Fighting to rewrite their legacy. 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

My biggest pet peeve would be seeing some one give up. Quitting isn’t a option for me, I motivate others to never give up no matter the situation. 

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

I’m facing the hardest moment in my life now. The mother of my kids, my best friend, the sweetest person I know is battling cancer at a very young age. This fight not only affects family but has a huge impact on my community as well, Mr. Talbot I’m still overcoming adversity.

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

New Mexico Highlands University is a school that’s located in the mountains with high elevation. This school is important to me because they believed in me and the goals I set to achieve. 

What is your favorite snack food? 

Hot Cheetos is my favorite snack 

What is the best part of football? 

The brotherhood is the best part of football, no better feeling then grinding with the guys and goin out there on GAMEDAY letting hard work pay off with a Victory 

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

I’m a experience linebacker true student of the game who understands defenses I can play in any package and any front. 

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

Bobby Wagner 

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

It would be 2pac, Ray Lewis, Kobe Bryant. Three guys that overcame adversity and still reached their goals. I would love to just hear the advice they would have for me. 


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