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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Thomas Greaney, TE, Albany

Thomas Greaney the standout tight end from Albany recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

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

What makes me a top prospect would be my size and athleticism and speed at the position, as well as my high football IQ

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

Ever since I can remember I started playing in 3rd grade, my dad played college football so growing up football was like religion 

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

NFL teams should know that I am a guys who wants to win more then anything, I’m also a guy who is easy going and my teammates love me

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

I would donate to best buddies which is non profit that focuses on creating one on one friendships, employment and leadership development for people who are intellectually disabled and developmentally disabled as well  

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

Don’t take criticism from someone who you wouldn’t take advice from 

Who was your childhood hero? 

Tom Brady 

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

Most underrated teammate in my locker room would be Brennan Mcquade also known as “worm” he’s a total glue guy and someone everyone loves

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

My biggest pet peeve would have to be loud chewers when eating food

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

I would say it would be becoming a father during the beginning of my redshirt freshmen year. Becoming a father in season and having my daughter 3 hours away from me was very difficult and also being a full time student and college athlete to all manage was a lot and I learned a lot about myself during that time. 

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

Something special about my school would be having the opportunity to play with my younger brother, not a lot of kids get to play college football with their brothers and being able to is something I will be forever grateful for.   

What is your favorite snack food? 

Popcorn all day 

What is the best part of football? 

The best part of football is the bond you make with your teammates 

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

I am someone who is ultra competitive and selfless I will do anything to help the team win 

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

I would say Mark Andrews, I watch a lot of his type in the off-season and love the way he blocks and runs routes and finishes plays, he’s a guy I try to emulate when I play

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

If I could have dinner with three people dead or alive they would be Tom Brady, Dirk Nowitzki, and Brandon Roy.  I picked Tom Brady because I grew up in Massachusetts and was a huge fan of his. Dirk because I have always been a Dirk fan and would love to be able to talk about his 2011 playoff run. Lastly Brandon Roy because growing up he was my favorite basketball player and his career sadly got cut short due to injury so I’d to be able to have dinner with him as well. 


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