Meet 2023 NFL Draft Prospect Anthony Harper, DB, Grandview

  • Name: Anthony Harper
  • Position: DB
  • College: Grandview University 
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 205
  • Twitter: antharp4 
  • Instagram: antharp400

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

​What makes me a top prospect in the NFL Draft is my vision and instinct for the ball when it’s in the air. Very versatile DB; that is a headhunter for the ball.

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

​At the very young age of 6 I was first interested in the sport of football. I always had football in my hand when I was a kid. 

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

​One thing that NFL teams should know about me is that I am a versatile athlete that can play any position the team needs me at. Also, I never give up; quitting isn’t in my blood, and I’m a hard worker who has to earn a position that isn’t given. 

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

​If I could donate to one cause in the world it would be helping homeless people. 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

​The best advice I ever received is always to make your work easier than what it is. 

Who was your childhood hero?

​My childhood hero was and still is my mom for what she did for my siblings and I being a single mother. 

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

​Felix King 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

​My biggest pet peeve is when someone leaves the cabinet doors open in the kitchen. 

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

​I’ve had many adversities in my life but the hardest moment in my life I overcame is when I left my hometown for college and never looked back. Not too many people make it out of Racine, WI to go off to college to play football. 

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

​Something about my school is that we have won four straight conference titles and haven’t lost a regular-season game in four years. National Championship runner-up in 2021. It’s special to me because I have never been a part of a winning program every year.

What is your favorite snack food?

​My favorite snack food is hot Cheetos.  

What is the best part of football?

​The best part of football is you can hit somebody as hard as you want without getting in trouble. Also, when the game is on the line and a playmaker makes a play to win it all. 

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

​Never push something on someone. Be honest and let them come to you. 

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

​If I could compare my play to one player in the NFL it would be Troy Polamalu who is a former NFL legend. 

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

​If I could have dinner with three people dead or alive, It would be Elon Musk, my great grandma Mary, and God. Elon Musk because we would talk about business ideas. My great grandma because I miss her. The almighty God himself because that would be wonderful to meet the person that made us all in this world.

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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