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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Deyon Campbell, WR/RB, Drake University

Deyon Campbell, WR/RB, Drake University
Deyon Campbell the star running back/wide receiver from Drake 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 believe that I am the fastest prospect at my position. Not only just fast but elusive and powerful as well. I have experience at every skill position on offense, while returning punts and kicks. That is what makes me a top prospect at my position. 

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

I’ve been playing football since I was 7 years old, I started tackle football in the 3rd grade. 

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

I think they should know that playing in the NFL has been a dream of mine since I started playing football and I’m willing to give it my all to make it happen. 

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

I would donate to the homeless, and help the poverty number decrease. 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

To always be yourself and do what makes you happy.   

Who was your childhood hero? 

My mother, I’ve never seen someone sacrifice as much for the ones they love as much as her. 

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

Bennett Krebs, I thought easily he was going to get selected All-Conference but he got snubbed. If any scout turns on the tape though, you will wonder how he wasn’t selected. 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

When people lie about little things. 

Who is your favorite teacher ever?

Favorite teacher would have to be my 3rd grade teacher Ms. McKenzie. 

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

I’ve dealt with a fair share of adversity throughout my life. I would say the hardest thing that I’ve had to overcome was when I tore my Achilles. I’ve always heard that was one of those injuries where athletes don’t comeback the same. And if they do comeback, they’re not the same. I was able to comeback and play at a high level like nothing ever happened. 

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

Drake is special because their football program is non-scholarship and it shows how much the guys on the team love the game because they go out and compete at a high level even though they don’t have the benefits and the perks of other schools. Even though I’ve spent only a semester with the team, it became special to me because of how they welcomed me in as one of them right away. 

If you could have any franchise restaurant in your house what would it be?

Benihana (Hibachi) 

What is your favorite snack food? 

Cheezits 

What is your degree in? 

Master Public Administration, Bachelors in Applied Organized Leadership

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

A guy with high-character who will make the most of every opportunity. 

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

I would say a smaller version of Deebo Samuel, with him being a WR who can run routes and track the ball. Not only that but once the ball gets in his hands, he turns into a RB. I believe our games are similar. 

What is your favorite game to play at the carnival/theme park?

The 3-point contest to win a prize. 

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

First, I would say my dad because I’ve grown a lot since he passed and I would love to just chop it up with him about everything. Second, I would say Lebron, not only cause he’s my favorite athlete but because I would love to know his routine he has in order to maintain his athleticism for this long. Lastly, I would say my Uncle Deion, I was named after him but I never got to meet hi. So I would love to know who he was as a person. 

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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