Meet 2023 NFL Draft Prospect Quinard Thomas, S, Charleston

2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Quinard Thomas, S, University of Charleston (WV)
Quinard Thomas the standout safety from the University of Charleston (WV) recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

  • Name: Quinard Thomas 
  • Position: Safety / Nickel
  • College: University of Charleston 
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 200
  • Twitter: @qtglory
  • Instagram: @qtglory

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2023 NFL Draft? 

The thing that makes me a top prospect in this draft is the versatility I bring to the table. Being able to play every position in the secondary at a high level is a trait that I possess. Willing special teams player as well.

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


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

I believe NFL teams should know that I am a team first guy & nobody will outwork me.

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

If I could donate to any cause it would be something that pertains to helping kids and homeless people.

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

The best advice I ever received was to control what I can control.

Who was your childhood hero? 

Tyrann Mathieu 

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

Phillip Fleshman

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

My biggest pet peeve has to be somebody smacking their food.

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

A time I had to overcome adversity was recent, coming back from an ACL tear. All the months or uncertainty, overcoming fear and everything else that comes with the process of returning to the game. 

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

Something unique about UC that is special to me is riding the old-school “cheese” buses back and forth from practice to campus.

What is your favorite snack food? 

Donut sticks.

What is the best part of football? 

The relationships you create during your career.

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

It’s not about how you start but always about how you finish.

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

Jordan Poyer

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

  • Floyd Mayweather 
  • Elon Musk
  • Kobe Bryant

I would pick their brains about the professions and work ethics & try to apply it to mine.

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 [email protected]

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