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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Armani Mette, DT, Franklin Pierce University 

Armani Mette the standout defensive tackle from Franklin Pierce University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
Armani Mette the standout defensive tackle from Franklin Pierce University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot

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

I’m a guy that you can count on, being on time, being coachable and being a leader.  Setting a tone and leaving a mark is the one thing I make sure I accomplish every day. I am really good at creating a new line of scrimmage and reacting to a block that’s given to me. 

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

I always wanted to play Pop Warner but so did my other siblings. That was too much money for my family. I started playing football in high school at age 14.

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

I believe in a standard, there are principles that need to be met every day. I make sure I go by the rules. I’m a relentless guy on and off the field. I believe in being a good inspiration to my fans and giving back puts a good look on not only me but my team as well. 

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

Cancer to help find a cure. 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

The world does not care about you at all, just keep moving forward.

Who was your childhood hero?

My childhood hero is my oldest brother. I’ve seen him go through a lot and he’s taught me right from wrong and he’s the reason why I started playing football, he introduced me. 

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

John Furno man is electric.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

When people are not straightforward to me. 

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

I’d say when I was at east coast prep. It was a really tough time for me every day. My “why” was constantly booming in my head every day. I came out of high school with no offers. Went to east coast prep and made a name for my self for about 4 games then I had a knee injury. I was devastated but I knew to keep moving forward and I got healthy and got back on the field better than ever. 

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

Franklin Pierce is a small school. It allows me to focus on class because we have like only 15-25 people in each class room. I love our lake. We get to go kayaking and fishing, just an amazing view especially the sunset.

What is your favorite snack food?

Cheese and crackers

What is the best part of football?

Smacking someone in the mouth

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

You call the shots and I will deliver. 

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

Akiem Hicks 

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

  1. Kobe Bryant – his work ethic, inspiration and leadership he gives off is something I can learn from an honour
  2. Tom Brady – he was one of the guys that wasn’t the biggest and wasn’t the fastest but he found a way to get it done to make it to the league so I need to hear from the goat. 
  3. Inky Johnson – went through a lot, he came a long way, he bounced back after his injury and became an inspiration to the nation of football. 


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