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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Deontae Graham, OL, Jackson State University

Deontae Graham the standout offensive lineman from Jackson State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Deontae Graham the standout offensive lineman from Jackson State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Deontae Graham 
  • Position: Offensive Line 
  • College: Jackson State University
  • Height: 6’5
  • Weight: 325 
  • Twitter: DeontaeGraham78 
  • Instagram: Deontae.Graham 

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

My ability to play at any position on the offensive line at both left and right sides. Me being patient with my hands and in control of my block once engaged. 

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

I first got truly invested in football going into my senior year of High School 

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

I absorb information quickly and execute to the best of my ability 

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

Children & Youth Projects

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

 Everyone else can tell you how good you did but when you talk to the man staring at you in the mirror, he won’t ever lie. And that’s how you make progress 

Who was your childhood hero?

My mom and she still is to this day 

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

Zy McDonald 

 What is your biggest pet peeve?

Someone with million dollar dreams and a $5 work ethic 

Who is your favorite teacher ever?

Sylvester Williams & Bernard Quinn 

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

When I lost faith in my own self and my abilities which caused me to become depressed and was one of the hardest times for me to want to do anything, but I was able to prove to myself before anyone that I am more than capable of performing and executing my job at a high level. 

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

The bonds you make at my school really last a lifetime, you leave there with real brothers, sisters, and friends. 

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

A Qdoba 

What is your favorite snack food? ⁃ Peanut M&Ms What is your degree in?

Political Science 

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

I’m a focused God fearing man who puts in as much time, and work that it takes to prevail against any obstacle. 

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

Anton Harrison 

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

Shoot at the basketball goals 

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

Willie Anderson, Kobe Bryant, Jay-Z

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