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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Devontae Dean, RB, Arkansas Tech

2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Devontae Dean, RB, Arkansas Tech
Devontae Dean a star running back for Arkansas Tech recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Devontae Dean
  • Position: RB
  • College: Arkansas Tech
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 225
  • Twitter: @Dean_Devontae
  • Instagram: @Proway.Dean4L

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

  • What makes me a top prospect in my position will say my size and the way I can be a big impact on the game

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?
  • When I was first interested in sport I was 7 years old 

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

  • One thing the NFL should know about me I will say I’m a hard worked and I’m ready to take on the challenge 

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

  •  One thing I will donate it will be a food bank

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

  • The best advice I received was when my old high school coach told me to play the game DONT force the GAME 

Who was your childhood hero? 

  • My childhood hero was My Grandfather and Grandmother 

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

  • The most underrated teammate in the locker room I will say is Joyrion Chase 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

  • My biggest peeve is being late 

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

  • The hardest moment I had to overcome is losing my son 

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

  • My college special to me because of my teammates and coaches 

What is your favorite snack food? 

  • My Favorite Snack “Reese’s” all the way

What is the best part of football? 

  • The best part about football is when you come together as a team and get the win as a team 

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

  • If I could sell myself I would say “ I’m a big physical back, a true leader, and a student to the game who loves to be coached

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

  • Ezekiel Elliott 

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

  • If I could have dinner with 3 people Dead or Alive it would be 1. My Grandfather 2. Jay Z  3. Kobe Bryant 

Damond Talbot

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