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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Tyler Tate, DL, Millersville University

Tyler Tate the versatile defensive lineman from Millersville University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
Tyler Tate the versatile defensive lineman from Millersville University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Tyler Tate
  • Position: DL
  • College: Millersville University
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 250
  • Twitter: @Almighty_Tate
  • Instagram: @Almighty.Tate

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

What makes me the best prospect is that nobody is Tate. I can play at any position that calls for hitting the Quarterback and making big plays when the team needs it the most.

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

Age I was interested in football was 10 years old 

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

One thing about me NFL teams should know about me is that I will bring the best out of anybody. If I see that you slacking I will make you reach a level you never reached before.

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

One cause I would donate to is The Dyslexia Foundation. I have Dyslexia and I want people to know your not alone just because you get a couple words mixed up doesn’t make you different from the next person.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

The best advice I received was from my high school basketball coach “Coach Binky” and that was the 5 P’s 

  1. Proper 
  2. Preparation 
  3. Prevents 
  4. Poor 
  5. Performance 

Who was your childhood hero?

I never had one 

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

The most underrated teammate in my locker room I would have to say. Cliff Harris when we need a big play he’s the guy to throw it to he’s going get the job done. 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

My biggest pet peeve is “Do it for those who can’t” there’s people right now that want to be in me and your position but they can’t because they are all in jail, very sick, or dead so just give all you got for the people that can’t. 

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

Hardest moment in life to overcome realizing it’s ok to be different realizing I don’t have to do what the next man is doing if I just be myself I will always succeed. 

What is your favorite snack food?

My favorite snack is Starburst Jellybeans and Mott’s fruit snacks. 

What is the best part of football?

Best part about football is being able to take all that built up anger and use against someone on the field. 

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

He will outwork you even if you think you work hard. 

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

If I could compare my play to one person I would say Demarcus Lawrence that underrated mentality I always keep. 

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

If I could have diner with three dead or alive people it would be my Grandma to have another talk with her would be lovely, My girlfriend mom to here all the crazy story’s about her, and God because we all have some questions for him. 

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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