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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Nick Torres, OL, Villanova University

Nick Torres the massive and strong offensive lineman from Villanova University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
Nick Torres the massive and strong offensive lineman from Villanova University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Nick Torres
  • Position: OL
  • College: Villanova University 
  • Height: 6’6’’
  • Weight: 315
  • Twitter: Nick_Torres79 
  • Instagram: nick_torres79

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

–       First, my knowledge of the game, also I have the measurables to play at the next level, I am very coachable, and I love close-quarter combat. 

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

–       Probably around 10 years old, I asked my mom to play football. Since then, I’ve been obsessed with the game. 

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

–       I am an extremely hard worker, and I’m also very coachable when it comes to O-line play. 

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

–       I would donate to low-income housing children who do not have the opportunity to play sports.

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

–       “You have everything it takes, but it’s going to take everything you have.”

Who was your childhood hero? 

–       My Mother was my childhood hero. She worked every day so I could have the best life for myself. 

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

–       The whole team is underrated. And we will be coming for the CAA title this year.

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

–       My biggest pet peeve is when you’re having a conversation, and you’re telling a story, and the recipient spins the story to make it about them. Everything isn’t about you. 

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

–       One of the hardest times in my life happened during my junior year of high school when my father was arrested. Being that it was my junior year which is important to recruiting, it was tough not having my dad around. My mom put in several hours, often working 6 days a week. I had to grow up fast. It was tough in that situation not knowing what was next and whether I was going to play football in college. I wasn’t getting many college offers at the time, and my grades weren’t up to par. So, there was a lot of research that I had to do on my own. We had trouble at first trying to find the right prep school that I could attend. I even thought about attending a junior college. I landed at the Salisbury School in Connecticut. My head coach, Chris Phelps, had good connections and helped me get in contact with Villanova coaches. Building that relationship helped secure a scholarship moving forward.

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

–       Villanova has created more opportunities than I could ever imagine. In December, I will receive my master’s degree in Public Administration, something that I never would have thought would happen to me. 

What is your favorite snack food? 

–       I love making homemade Popcorn. 

What is the best part of football? 

–       Vicious Harmony, playing O-line is a gritty position, and when all five guys are harmoniously getting the mission complete with violence, it is blissful. 

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

–       When everyone counted me out, one individual gave me a chance, and I shined and never looked back. 

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

–       I loved to watch Taylor Lewan, his game was exciting because he was so violent. He was a very tall, agile player with quick feet. That’s someone who I play like. 

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

–       Elon Musk, Joe Rogan, and my grandfather.

It would be an honor to speak with Elon, one of (if not) the smartest this world has seen. 

Joe Rogan has so much experience with so many different people and so many perspectives on life. I’m curious what he would say about my life. 

Finally, I was too young when my grandfather passed, so I would like to get to know him as an adult. 


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