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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Sidney Wells, OL, University of Alabama Birmingham

2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Sidney Wells, OL, University of Alabama Birmingham
Sidney Wells the standout offensive lineman from the University of Alabama Birmingham recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name:  Sidney Wells
  • Position: OL
  • College: University of Alabama Birmingham 
  • Height: 6’4
  • Weight: 325
  • Twitter: iamwells72 
  • Instagram: i_am_wells62

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

 I’m a top prospect as an offensive lineman due to my versatility and my willingness and desire to learn and fight for whatever team picks me up.

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

At age 11. Around that time I had lost my grandmother. Football helped me cope

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

That I’m selfless and ready to work no matter the role or environment 

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

I would donate to the homeless especially during the holiday times

What is the best advice you have ever received?  

Believe in yourself or no one else will. Just be you 

Who was your childhood hero? 

My mom. I watched her take care of me through so much adversity 

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

Matthew Trehern. Definitely one the most hard working and selfless teammates I’ve ever had

What is your biggest pet peeve? 


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

Probably having back-to-back surgeries. This caused me to be as heavy as 405 pounds. In juco I had to stay steadfast and lose that weight to be where I am now.

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

UAB came from nothing. This school was always looked at as the bottom. This is special to me because I was a part of the history change to say that UAB expects to win championships.

What is your favorite snack food? 

Beef jerky and baked ruffles sour cream and cheddar 

What is the best part of football? 

A group of people coming together from all around the world for a common goal becoming a family. It’s the best part for sure

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

“I’m the example” meaning that I carry myself well on and off the field. Meaning that my actions on the team will show how things should be done on a professional level

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

As far as guard play, I try to compare my play to Zack Martin. He’s efficient in everything he does. No wasted movement.

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, it would be my great-grandfather Sidney who I was named after, my grandfather Robert wells, and my pastor John Williams. Just so I can gain knowledge. These are men in my life that I look up too.


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