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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Noel Brouse, OL, California University of PA

Noel Brouse the standout offensive lineman from California University of PA recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Noel Brouse the standout offensive lineman from the California University of PA recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Noel Brouse
  • Position: Offensive Lineman
  • College: California University of Pennsylvania
  • Height: 6’6”
  • Weight: 310 lbs
  • Twitter: @n3brouse
  • Instagram: @n3brouse

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

I’m a versatile offensive lineman that is extremely knowledgeable in offensive line play, along with understanding different defensive schemes and recognizing different coverages and player tendencies. Additionally, I’m an athletic offensive lineman who moves well in space and blocks efficiently at the second level. I also find myself being a top prospect at my position for the upcoming draft, as I’m a high-motor offensive lineman who will try to pancake the defensive players every play. By establishing myself as a finisher on film, I found that this opened up our passing game. That leads me to my next great ability in being able to pass protect well. As I’m 6’6” with great arm length, I find that I use my size and arm length to create great separation from the defensive players, which allows me to get my hands on the defenders first. I also find that I vary my pass sets well which disrupts the timing of the defensive player’s pass rush.

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

I have loved football for as long as I can remember and began playing football when I was five years old.

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

Each team should know that they will be getting a humble hardworking individual who will always put the team’s goals first.

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

I would donate to cancer research centers, as cancer has impacted millions of people throughout the world, including my family directly with my grandfather passing away from liver cancer, and my mom being diagnosed with breast cancer this past December.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Don’t say I’m having a bad day, say I’m having a character-building day.

Who was your childhood hero?

Tom Brady was my childhood hero growing up.

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

Ibrahim Sanogo is the most underrated teammate in our locker room now, as he just finished his true freshman season and totaled 6 sacks on the season.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Being around lazy people.

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

When my grandfather passed away, I dedicated my junior year in high school to him and was rewarded with winning the District 11 championship in Pennsylvania along with earning all-conference accolades both offensively and defensively.

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

California University of Pennsylvania is a great academic and athletic institution and I will always be very grateful to Coach Dunn for giving me an opportunity to play football at this institution. Additionally, the support system from the top down including our athletic director Dr. Hjerpe, along with my coaches, and my past and present supervisors at my graduate assistant job at the Herron Recreation and Fitness Center have been very helpful and resourceful to me.

What is your favorite snack food?

My favorite snack food would be the Gatorade Chocolate Protein Bar.

What is the best part of football?

The best part about football for me is that while I’m playing football, it gives me a break to escape the realities of our society and simply leave all of my built-up anger and frustrations out there on the football field.

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

Whatever team acquires me will be getting an individual who displays a great work ethic both on and off the football field, whether that be by putting in extra hours in the film room and recognizing defensive schemes, to then putting in extra work after practice.

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

I would compare my play to Lane Johnson.

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

First, I would like to have dinner with Michael Jordan, as I would love to talk to Michael Jordan about his drive growing up and becoming arguably the best basketball player of all time. Second, I would like to have dinner with Tom Brady, as Tom Brady was my childhood hero and my favorite football player growing up. Third, I would like to have dinner with Joe Thomas, as I would strive to mirror my game after his.

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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