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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Valentin Senn, OT, University of Connecticut

Valentin Senn the massivet offensive tackle from the University of Connecticut recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
Valentin Senn the massivet offensive tackle from the University of Connecticut recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Valentin Senn
  • Position: Offensive Tackle
  • College: University of Connecticut
  • Height: 6’7
  • Weight: 300
  • Twitter: ValentinSenn
  • Instagram: b1g_val

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

fourth quarter last play-mentality, conduct myself like a pro (nutrition, sleep, body maintenance, training), fast in picking up new information in the meeting room.

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


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

I try to let my actions do the talking and like to inspire teammates with my work ethic so we can all get better together because competition is crucial to getting better.

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

Youth sports programs

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Good is the enemy of great and the illusion of choice!

Who was your childhood hero?

Michael Habetin – Starting Tackle at my home team in Austria

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

Noel Ofori-Nyadu (#62, LG)

What is your biggest pet peeve?


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

I had to leave Austria for summer workouts during a time when my grandma’s health was declining rapidly. Saying goodbye was challenging and felt like a last farewell, which turned out to be true. Having to sacrifice and being away from home is a factor that increases my motivation to show my family why I am doing this football journey abroad.

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

My teammates and the coaching staff

What is your favorite snack food?

Manner (Austrian Wafers)

What is the best part of football? 

Winning as a team

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

Valentin Senn is a Hardworking Austrian Offensive Tackle playing his second to last year of eligibility at the University of Connecticut.

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

Taylor Lewan (pre injuries)

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

Trent Williams, My Grandma, and Arnold Schwarzenegger

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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