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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Marcus Hillman, S, Elon University

Marcus Hillman the playmaking safety from Elon University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Marcus Hillman the playmaking safety from Elon University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Marcus Hillman
  • Position: S
  • College: Elon University 
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 207
  • Twitter: marc__28
  • Instagram: marc.__5

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

My ability to always be around the football and make plays when at the ball. 

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

Started playing football at the age of 7. 

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

They should know that I compete in every aspect of Football. 

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

A cause I would donate to is our Criminal Justice Reform. Mass incarceration is a huge problem in our world and should be a concern of others. 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

“Continue to work hard and things will fall into place”

Who was your childhood hero?

Kobe Bryant

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

Bryson Daughtry. He’s a walking touchdown and doesn’t get the public recognition that he should. 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Excuses/Complaining 

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

Losing My Aunt, Uncle , and cousin

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

It’s brought me to a special group of lifelong friends.

What is your favorite snack food?

Skittles

What is the best part of football?

Winning 

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

You will always find me around the football whether it’s defense or special teams.

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

Jamal Adams (He blitzes with intent and refuses to be blocked by receivers)

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

Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Jay Z! 3 people that have been at the very top of their respective crafts. Would want to pick their brains on their journeys, obstacles, and sustaining.

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