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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Lance Babb II, WR, UC Davis

Lance Babb II the star wide receiver from UC Davis recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Lance Babb II the star wide receiver from UC Davis recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Lance Babb II 
  • Position: Wide Receiver 
  • College: UC DAVIS 
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 213
  • Twitter: lavishlbtweet
  • Instagram: LanceBabbii 

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

My character, performance, and ability to adapt on and off the field play a big part in what makes me a top prospect in my position. My contested snatching ability, run-after-catch ability, and, explosive performance, also play a large part. I really pride myself in thriving in a competitive setting as well as pushing culture from one teammate to another.

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

I was born into an athletic family with a father being a world-class athlete in hurdles at USC and professionally. My brother was the first to play Division 1 at the University of Michigan as a wideout so I’d say that at a young age, I was born Into the football lifestyle. Freshman year of high school I made a decision to take it seriously and made a goal to play Division 1 on scholarship.

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

I’m extremely coachable, and detailed and my work ethic is something that I take pride in. My leadership ability and communication play a big part in why I’d is a great teammate and player at the next level. My college film speaks for itself and I believe my performance on the field is at a level that will compete with pro players in the league currently.

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

I’d love to donate to global health and development programs that aim toward the growth in the education of the youth in the world. The Global Partnership for Education!

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

“Find Joy”- Timothy Plough 

Who was your childhood hero? 

My childhood hero was Kobe Bryant 

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

I’d say the most underrated teammate in my Locker room aside from me would be another teammate of mine, Nick Eaton

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

My biggest pet peeve is when someone withholds information about you that could help you grow as a human.

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

The hardest moment I had to overcome in my life is the moment I realized that being elite at something requires no margin for error. I made the mistake of not putting 120% into academics which ultimately led to me missing time with my team and coaches. This was the time that allowed me to mature as an adult and as a human being. But more importantly, it allowed for me to see a way to thrive and overcome adversity.

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

My school has a lot of great students and staff that make sure to care and show love to one another.  The people here really take care of each other and our school is a fairly difficult one in terms of academics.

What is your favorite snack food? 

BBQ Beef Jerky and Caprisun

What is the best part of football? 

The camaraderie between teammates and the lessons you learn throughout the game.

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

I’m an agile athlete who’s extremely coachable and competitive with the technical skills to be detailed as well as precise within route running and ball security. 

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

Cooper Kupp; we are both from the Big Sky and have similar performances as a wideout.

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

Kobe Bryant, Mike Tyson, and Joe Rogan! All three of these people have information that has to do with consistency, focus, and greatness. 

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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