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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Lance Babb II, WR, UC-Davis

Lance Babb II the play making wide receiver from UC-Davis recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Lance Babb II the play making wide receiver from UC-Davis recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Lance Babb II 
  • Position: Wide Receiver 
  • College: UC DAVIS 
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 210
  • Twitter: lavishlbtweet
  • Instagram: LanceBabbii 

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

Aside from my contested snatching ability, run after catch ability and, explosive performance, I really pride myself in thriving in a competitive setting as well as pushing culture from one teammate to another. 

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

I born up in a athletic family with a father being a world class athlete in hurdles at USC and professionally. My brother was first to play division 1 at the University of Michigan as a Wideout so I’d say that at a young age I was born Into the football lifestyle. Freshman year of high school I made it a serious goal to play division 1 on scholarship.

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

I’m extremely coachable, detailed and my work ethic is something that I take pride in. 

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

I’d love to donate to global health and development programs that aim towards the growth in the youths education in the world. 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

“Find Joy”- Timothy Plough 

Who was your childhood hero? 

My childhood hero was Kobe Bryant 

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

I’d say the most underrated teammate in my Locker room aside from me would be our defensive safety Christopher Venable 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

My biggest pet peeve is when someone withholds information about you that could help you grow as a human 

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

The hardest moment I had to overcome in my life is the moment I realized that being elite at something requires no margin for error. I made a mistake not putting 120% into academics which ultimately led to me missing time with my team and coaches. This was the time that  due to the circumstances it allowed me to mature as an adult and as a human being. But more importantly it allowed for me to see a way to thrive and overcome adversity.

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

My school has a lot of great students and staff that makes sure to care and show love to one another.  The people here really take care of each other and our school is a fairly difficult one in terms of academics.

What is your favorite snack food? 

Capri sun and BBQ Chips 

What is the best part of football? 

The camaraderie and the lessons you learn throughout the game.

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

I’m an agile athlete who’s extremely coachable and competitive with the technical skills to be detailed and precise within route running and ball security. 

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

Cooper Kupp 

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

Kobe Bryant, Kanye West, Elon Musk! All three of these people have information that has to do with consistency, focus, and greatness. 


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