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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Nijul Canada, DB, Lane College

Nijul Canada the standout defensive back from Lane College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Nijul Canada
  • Position: Defense Back
  • College: Lane College
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 195
  • Twitter: Jackboy32
  • Instagram: richmindednijul

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

Humbleness my IQ and work ethic.

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

Nine years old .

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

I’m game changer in I bring positive energy.

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

Childhood cancer

What is the best advice you have ever received?

If it was easy everybody would be doing it

Who was your childhood hero?


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

My corner back .

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Making thing harder then what they supposed to be

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

Transfer from Pine Bluff to Lane College then 2-3 months later having to get send home for Covid-19

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

At Lane College there is never a bad day to be a Dragon so every day I think like a dragon and spreading my wings and fly high

What is your favorite snack food?


What is the best part of football?

Teaching Communication skills and trusting others

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

I just want to be a sponge to soak up all the great things that come with this game

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

I don’t think the NFL seen my type of caliber honestly

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

My Mother, Father, and Grandmother and tell them thank you for never giving up on me and that I appreciate every thing they have done for me .

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

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