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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Stanleigh Bentley, DB, Arkansas Tech University

Stanleigh Bentley the versatile defensive back from Arkansas Tech University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
Stanleigh Bentley the versatile defensive back from Arkansas Tech University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Stanleigh Bentley 
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • College: Arkansas Tech University 
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 185
  • Twitter: __Bentley25
  • Instagram: __Bentley25

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

-I’m a top prospect in the 2023 Draft Class, because I’m a instinctive playmaker.

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

-I first got interested in football at 12 years old. I’d always play in the yard with my uncles 

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

-I’m a disciplined, hard-working, athlete 

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

-I’d donate to youth foundations to help the next generation 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

-Keep faith, and control what you can control

Who was your childhood hero? 

-My child hood hero was Batman 

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

-Brian Harris

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

-My biggest pet peeve is making excuses 

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

-The hardest moments I’ve had to endure would be the 2020 spring season & the 2021  season at The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. My dad passed away the fall camp of the 2020-2021 spring season, and my great grandmother passed away that following August of the 2021-2022 football season. I suffered a high-ankle sprain that caused me to miss 4 games of the season; The mental challenges that I had to over come back to back taught me that one must endure! Keep going & keep believing even when things seem PITCH BLACK with no hope. Just keep going!

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

-Arkansas Tech is special to me, because the coaching staff not only believed in me but gave me the proper care needed to recover from a high-ankle sprain I suffered during my final season at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. 

What is your favorite snack food? 

-My favorite snack food is peanut butter crackers 

What is the best part of football? 

-The best part of football is having fun! Seeing my teammates make plays put a big smile on my face. It creates competition that sharpens our skills. 

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

-To whatever organization I’m blessed to go to; If you were to sign me, You’ll get a loyal, disciplined, hardworking, uplifting young man. I’d do whatever it takes to help the team win! 

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

-I’d like to think I have a similar skill set to Chris Harris Jr. Or Aqib Talib 

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

-My dad, Xavien Howard, and Chadwick Boseman 

Damond Talbot

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