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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Ben Farrell, OL, Purdue University

Ben Farrell the transfer lineman from Indiana Wesleyan is a player to keep an eye on at Purdue University. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Ben Farrell
  • Position: OL
  • College: Purdue University
  • Height: 6’5″
  • Weight: 310
  • Twitter: @bigpapiben
  • Instagram: @benn.farrell

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2024 NFL Draft? 

– My work ethic and athletic ability.

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

– My first year playing I was in 4th grade. 

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

– I love golfing and that’s what I spend my free time doing outside of football. I previously golfed at another university and I love playing. 

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

– Special Olympics. I have a biological brother with disabilities and he gives me so much joy. He plays many sports in the Special Olympics and being able to give him and others like him the ability to get out and play whatever sport they want means a lot to me. 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

– God always has a plan. Even in times where you feel like there’s nothing left, God’s got you and will take care of you. 

Who was your childhood hero? 

– Probably my Dad or Grandpa. Just two guys that live their life for God and are great people. 

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

– Since I haven’t met a ton of guys at Purdue yet i would say the QB from my last school Xander Stokes. He is an amazing leader and can sling the rock. 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

– People not doing what they said they would do. 

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

– Probably hurting my ankle last year and having to sit out of the second half of the season. It really sucked watching all of my buddies play their last snaps of college football and not being able to be out there with them. 

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

– I really love the tight knit coaches here at Purdue and how much they care for us coaches. 

What is your favorite snack food? 

– Probably fruit snacks. 

What is the best part of football? 

– The connection and memories you make with your teammates. Also, Being able to hit people. 

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

– Whatever position you want me to play, I can play. 

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

– I would say Taylor Lewan even though he just finished up. He played with a meanness that not everyone plays with and I like to say I do to. 

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

– I would eat Dinner with my dad, my Grandpa Farrell, and my brother John. Just to see them interact again would give me so much joy. 

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

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