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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Brandon Barnes-Brown, DB, Fayetteville State University

Brandon Barnes-Brown is one of the best small school prospects from Fayetteville State in recent years. He recently sat down with NDD
Brandon Barnes-Brown is one of the best small school prospects from Fayetteville State in recent years. He recently sat down with NDD owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Brandon Barnes-Brown 
  • Position: Defensive Back 
  • College: Fayetteville State University 
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 190
  • Twitter: Brandon_boutit
  • Instagram: Brandon.boutit 

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

What makes me a top prospect in this upcoming draft is my ball drills ability. When it’s a jump ball situation it’s a high chance I’m coming down with it. 

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

I was first interested in football when i was 2 years old. And been in love with the game ever since.

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

One thing NFL teams should know about me is that I’m going to give my all everyday no matter the situation. 

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

If I could donate to one cause it would be to kids who have autism. Due to some people view them differently. 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

Some of the best advice I ever received was to keep your head up and that’s there is light at the end of the tunnel. I was told that after a very tuff situation and it stuck with me forever. 

Who was your childhood hero? 

My childhood hero would be my mother, due to all I have seen her go through and sacrifice for me to be in the situation I am now. 

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

The most underrated teammate in the locker room would be Keith McDuffie. People don’t take him serious on the field because he is a cool guy but in reality you line down in front of him he’s going to find a way to make a play. 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

My biggest pet peeve is when someone wear a pair of shoes that should mean a lot and don’t take care of them. 

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

A time I had to overcome adversity, Is when I had surgery going into my senior year and lost my scholarship. I decided to walk on and it played out well for me. 

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

Something special about Fayetteville State, is that our training staff definitely cares about every athlete. I say this because even when we are not in season we still get treated daily and well taken care of. 

What is your favorite snack food? 

My favorite snack food is a honey bun or cinnamon bun. 

What is the best part of football? 

The best part about football is making interceptions. Seeing the fans and your teammates go crazy is always a good feeling. 

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

If I could sell myself I would say “that I might not be the biggest in the room but I will definitely work like I am”.


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