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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Phoenix Sproles, WR, James Madison University

2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Phoenix Sproles, WR, James Madison University
2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Phoenix Sproles the big-time playmaker from James Madison University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Phoenix Sproles
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • College: James Madison University 
  • Height: 5”11
  • Weight: 193
  • Twitter: @PSproles
  • Instagram: @phoenix_sproles

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

My ability to make plays, my experience, my knowledge of the game, my consistency in catching the football, and my understanding of how an offense needs to operate to be successful.

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

9 years old

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

They should know that I am a team player and know that it takes all 11 guys to do their jobs for the offense to be successful.

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

Boys & girls club

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

“ No one cares, Work harder”

Who was your childhood hero? 

My cousin Darren Sproles

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

Solomon Vanhorse, Does it all at running back

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

People not putting things back the way they found them

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

Injuries. Being in the training room by yourself day in and day out getting 1% better every day pushing yourself is the biggest adversity I had to overcome.

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

They recently went to the FBS and made a name for themselves and I had to be a part of that and their explosive offense. The ball is always in their playmaker’s hands

What is your favorite snack food? 

Reese’s buttercups 

What is the best part of football? 

Playing with a bunch of guys from different walks of life all trying to reach a common goal of winning

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

A playmaker who does their job and who holds other guys accountable to do theirs as well

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

Adam Thielen

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

  1. Chadwick Boseman: To learn about his life and why he got into acting and just general information about life.
  2. Kobe Bryant: To learn about his work ethic and mamba mentality.
  3. Davante Adams: To ask all about football and how to become and elite receiver and ask about different releases in different scenarios.

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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