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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: George Payne, DL, Bluefield College

George Payne the defensive lineman from Bluefield College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
George Payne the defensive lineman from Bluefield College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: George Payne
  • Position: Defensive Line
  • College: Bluefield University
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 295
  • Instagram: 93yne

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

I’m a play maker and do what’s needed for my team to win .I have pretty good size for my position group and a decent IQ . These things allow me to stand out from the others .

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

10 years old in 6th grade

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

I’m very teachable I’ll listen to what ever they teaching me . I have a really good energy and get that job done .

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

Try to have a home for the homeless.

What is the best advice you have ever received?  

Yesterday is history, tomorrows a mystery, todays a gift that’s why it’s called the present .

Who was your childhood hero?  

My dad

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

Logan patron he really be on his grind and a big play maker but doesn’t get acknowledged for it . Then I’ll say me because i got injured and people almost got got about me so I had a decent season last year and for my final year I’m going out with a bang wait and see .

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Stepping on my shoes!!!

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

When I transferred from Chowan and went to Bluefield and with in the first week I tore my peck and had to go to rehab and get my arm back stronger . Going through this humbled me .

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

I go to a Christian college and the team didn’t really have good seasons. But when my class showed up the team has really been progressing and looks really good and hope to make a splash in the playoffs this season .

What is your favorite snack food?  

Off brand Honey buns

What is the best part of football?  

Making back field tackles or getting sacks definitely the best feeling.

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

I’m aggressive, mean  and teachable have to give me a shot i might just shock you .

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

Daron Payne, Teair Tart, Akeem Hicks

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

My grandma, B.I.G, and Lil Durk


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