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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Greg Howell, WR, East Central University

Greg Howell the versatile wide receiver from East Central University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Greg Howell the versatile wide receiver from East Central University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Greg Howell
  • Position: Slotback/Wideout/Kick Return
  • College: East Central University 
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 165
  • Twitter: @FeedCuatro
  • Instagram: feedcuatro 

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

What makes me a top prospect at my position is my speed and as well as skill level as far as being able to make something out of nothing as well as being able to score anytime and any place on the field. 

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

I got interested in football at the ago of about 7 or 8 years old.

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

That football is my life and whoever picks me up they will get a hardworking player who is ready play and continue to overcome adversity.

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 to single women living in low income housing. 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

The best advice that I have received is always compete with yourself because YOU are your own competition. You can hinder yourself more than someone else would just not believing that you can do something.

Who was your childhood hero? 

My Mom. Just watching her overcome so much stuff while having kids kept me going and working even harder.

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

The most underrated teammate in my locker room at my school I would have to say would be Nemier Herod.

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

My biggest pet peeve is nagging. 

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

My hardest moment in life was going Juco. I didn’t go into Juco as 4 star they recruited that busted didn’t have the grades, or a bounce back from a D1. I came into Juco a kid from Chicago tryna make it and go D1. When I first got there I was on a red shirt program so the entire first semester Monday – Friday we ran sprints it was about 120 of us. Then they had cuts and it went down to about 40 of us then there was another set of cuts going into spring ball so there were about 15 of us and after spring ball there was one more cut and me and only 1 other guy made it on the team. Then the season coming up I still wasn’t on scholarship yet still and couldn’t come for summer workouts because I had no place to stay so my first season I was on scout team when I got there for the season at RunningBack. After coming to practice everyday going against the 1 and 2s the Defensive coach helping get me on special teams for the last two games of the season playing kick off and after the season I created my own highlight tape going against are defense starters who I went against everyday that we’re getting offers. That next season I earned a scholarship and also a starting spot and finished the season being All Conference Honorable Mention as well as having a few scholarships to colleges. 

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

I go to East Central University in a small town called Ada Oklahoma my school is special to me because I feel like this is the school that God chose for me to play at as far as my other options I had he wanted me to stick it out here.

What is your favorite snack food? 

Fruit Snacks but the old school ones like the underwater or dinosaur ones them hit different.

What is the best part of football? 

The best part of football is just being on the field playing and how with everything going on in my life when I am playing I don’t think about any of that.

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

One of the best steals a professional football coach can find for their team.

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

If I could compare myself to one player in the NFL it would be Desean Jackson.

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

I would have dinner with my Mom, Floyd Mayweather and Antonio Brown. The reason I say my mom is because I want her with me and I want her to experience everything that I get to experience right by my side. I would want to have dinner with Floyd because he is the most successful athlete in my eyes so I would want to pick his mind and get advice and last Antonio Brown because of the way he trains and works out I would want to work with him or just help me get connected with those people he trains with.2

Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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