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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Malcolm Hinds, DT, Western University

Malcolm Hinds the big and physical defensive tackle from Western University recently sat down with Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Malcolm Hinds the big and physical defensive tackle from Western University recently sat down with Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Malcolm Hinds
  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • College: Western University 
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 282
  • Instagram: mxvictory

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

What distinguishes me from other draught prospects is my playing style. I am capable of playing hard-nosed football by stuffing the gap on run downs and flying off the ball and pass rushing for second and longs. All praise to God for endowing me with the skills he has given me with.

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

Although I began playing football when I was 7 years old, I didn’t begin to become interested in the sport until my second season playing for the Brampton Bulldogs.

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

NFL teams should be aware of one thing about me: I’m a coachable guy who is eager to learn and give it his all. I’ve always taken pride in the fact that I don’t give up when challenges arise, and I fully adhere to that.

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

I would donate to a cause that would end world hunger.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Believe in yourself.

Who was your childhood hero?

My mom

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

My guy BERTO MILLS, nicest, hardworking guy I’ve ever been around.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

People that talk too much.

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

Overcoming childhood trauma.

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

Western University is a top-notch institution with an outstanding faculty that is very helpful. But the reason this school is meaningful to me must be the individuals I’ve met and the connections I’ve established while here.

What is your favorite snack food?

Chocolate chip cookies and milk

What is the best part of football?

Winning Championships and getting riings

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


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

Nobody, I believe I play in a special way. However, I use elements from all the greats to shape my play.

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

My grandmother

Damond Talbot

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