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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Otis Lanier III, WR, Howard Payne University

Otis Lanier III is a standout wide receiver from Howard Payne University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
Otis Lanier III is a standout wide receiver from Howard Payne University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Otis Lanier III
  • Position: Wide Receiver/ Cornerback/ Punt Return 
  • College: Howard Payne University 
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 188
  • Twitter: OP3JUICED
  • Instagram: OP3JUICED

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

My natural feel for the game is things you can’t teach. God-given ability. For me being coachable is a recipe for success. 

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

At the age of one year old. My first word was football. My spirit knew I loved football before I actually knew I love football.

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

I am dedicated to my craft.

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

Free housing and food.

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

Don’t worry about controlling your emotions. Control your actions./ You have two ears and one mouth for a reason, listen more than you speak.

Who was your childhood hero? 

My mom.

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

Mark Taplette (safety/nickel corner)

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

White lies.

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

Losing my brother.

What is your favorite snack food? 

Apples and peanut butter.

What is the best part of football? 

The way it brings people together.

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

I am both the storm and the calm after it.

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

Offensively Jaelon Darden/Antonio Brown (on the field) Defensively Desmond King II/ Chris Harris Jr.

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

Mansa Musa, Shannon Sharpe, LeBron James. Different personalities and strategies, but a lot of wisdom at the dinner table.

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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