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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Devonte Chandler, LB, Elon University

Devonte Chandler, LB, Elon University
Devonte Chandler the standout linebacker from Elon University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Devonte Chandler
  • Position: Linebacker
  • College: Elon University 
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 231
  • Twitter: @chandlaman__
  • Instagram: @chandlaman__

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

Big play capability on defense, play strength and speed, love for special teams.

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

Since I’ve been eligible to play.

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

I pride myself on being a team guy. Us >I

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

Make sure no food ever went to waste, end world hunger.

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

Early In high school, my folks told me you can either work hard now and have fun later or have fun now, work hard later. I’ve kept my head down since.

Who was your childhood hero?

My parents, that’s where I get my drive from.

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

Our receiver room is deep with talent so it’s easy to hide but Bryson Daughtry is a dude. Real-life Silent assassin  

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Lack of urgency, laziness 

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

I’d say losing my senior season in high school to injury. We had a dream team that year and I had a-lot to prove personally and it got taken away before we could even get started. 

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

It’s in Burlington, NC located between Greensboro and Durham/Raleigh and it’s special because they provide a tons of resources academically.

What is your favorite snack food?

Sunflower seeds, BBQ or ranch, cool with either.

What is the best part of football?


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

A foxhole guy

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

Devin Bush or Patrick Queen.

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

Mike Tyson, Elon Musk, and Gandhi


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