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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Ely Doyle, DB, Tarleton State University

Ely Doyle the ball-hawking defensive back from Tarleton State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Ely Doyle the ball-hawking defensive back from Tarleton State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Ely Doyle 
  • Position: SS/FS
  • College: Tarleton State University 
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 200
  • Twitter: @ElyToven
  • Instagram: @ely.doyle

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

What makes me a top prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft is numerous things. I love the game so much, every time I touch the field I feel free and comfortable in my space. I am very coachable and can take criticism on and off the field. I have a good IQ on the game itself and pre snap progression. I am a versatile safety that can play man, zone, cover field from hash to sideline. I cover ground really easily. I am a great tackler and could tackle in space. I love contact and delivering the hit. I am also a guy that works their tail off no matter what the circumstances are in my life. I will grind hard until the wheels fall off. I am a leader on and off the field, leading in the right example whether being vocal or by action. 

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

I was first interested in the sport of football at the age of 7 years old. My first year playing football I knew instantly I Loved the game. 

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

One thing NFL teams should know about me is that they will get someone that is a very hard worker and can get through adversity when it comes my way. I am very humble and confident in myself. 

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

If I could donate one cause to the world it would be breast cancer because I had a family member go through that trauma and I would love to give back in that aspect. 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

The best advice I ever received was a message someone had sent me and they told me, “Losses are lessons” also “In order to succeed you have to fail to know the goal.” That really stuck with me for a long way. 

Who was your childhood hero?

My childhood heroes are my parents 

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

N/A: Just transferred to Tarleton 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

I don’t like to be lied to. 

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

The hardest moment in my life is when my granny passed away and it was really hard on my family at the time, it was also during my football season and I was really down on myself for a minute but the only thing that got me through was my faith in God and he gave me strength to get back up on my feet and to have great season. 

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

Tarleton State is so special to me because of the people there. The amount of resources and people that care about you make it a great place to be at. 

What is your favorite snack food?

Chips

What is the best part of football?

The best part about football is the competitiveness and to WIN. 

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

I’m Ely Doyle, I put in hard work when I’m on and off the field and have the intelligence, willingness, passion to make anything happen. 

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

Derwin James 

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

Jay-Z, Kam Chancellor, Drake

I would want to go to dinner with those three people because they all have something in common which is success. I want to pick at their brains and see what values or ideas I can apply to my life in order to be successful. 

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