Meet 2023 NFL Prospect Michael Noble, LB, TAMU Commerce

Michael Noble the play making linebacker from Texas A&M University-Commerce recently sat down with Justin Berendzen of Draft Diamonds
Michael Noble the play-making linebacker from Texas A&M University-Commerce recently sat down with Justin Berendzen of Draft Diamonds

  • Name: Michael Noble
  • Position: LB
  • College: Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 225 lbs
  • Twitter: @Michael_Noble10
  • Instagram: @Mike_Noble50

What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

I knew I wanted to be a football player after growing up watching USC football games back in 2004 and 2005 and seeing the grit and effort that was put in and good winning felt because of how hard it was to win week in and week.

What are you looking to achieve as a football player going forward?

As a football player I want to make it to the NFL. Growing up I felt like I was always doubted but that made me become the hardest working and smartest player on the field today and motivates me to continue that attitude while preparing to make and run at the league.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

My top three in no order would definitely be making it to the Pop Warner Super Bowl four years in a row growing up. Starting my first game in the 2021 season after coming into Texas A&M Commerce as a walk on. And lastly playing this season as a Division 1 football player and starting and leading this defense we had the entire year.

What is your favorite defensive scheme and why?

That’s a tough one because I have favorite schemes for the kind of teams we play my overall favorite scheme is probably quarters coverage mainly because it takes away so much for the offense and it also frees up our corners and safeties to make playing on the ball with man zone concepts on the outside. In terms of the interior we ran a 4-2-5 and the linebackers on how we ran quarters we freed up a lot of the time for plays because we were always responsible for the inside or “spilling” of any pullers from the O- line. Quarters I believe takes away a lot of things an offense can do and forces them to beat us man on man instead of picking apart holes in a typical zone scheme.

If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

If I could hang out with any football player it would be Luke Kuechly. I feel like the way I play football really reflects how he played the game as a leader of a very dominate defense and also the smartest person on the field at all times. I would loved to just sit down with him and pick his brain on how he picked up on so many of the offensive plays. I feel like being the able to pick his brain about certain things would make my game a million times better.

Which one of your family members inspires you the most and why?

My Dad inspires me the most out of anyone in my family because he came from almost nothing and became a self made animal within his field. He worked as hard as he could for a long time and still works incredibly hard to provide for my family and I know it goes unnoticed by a lot of people, but he just keeps on pushing to be better and better everyday and does is it with a smile on his face.

What should we know about Michael Noble the person?

Mike Noble will be the hardest working, smartest person on any team that takes a chance on him. He will be tenacious and unrelenting on the field, but off the field he will be everyone’s friend and loves helping people. Lastly, Mike Noble hates losing more than he likes or loves winning and is willing to do whatever it takes to win at anything.

What stands out about your film the most?

The thing that stands out about my film is I do my job every play and using the scheme of the defense to my advantage. You can also see on film that I know what offenses are doing before they do it a lot of the time and take away certain plays or routes that they run before they can get open and this allows for others to sack the quarterback or get a TFL because of me knowing where they want to go with the ball pre snap. Lastly, you can see the passion I play with on every snap and how excited I get when others make plays that I have nothing to do with. I love seeing my teammates make big plays and love celebrating with them.

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

I handle challenges by going to work. I’ve been knocked down a lot and told I wasn’t good enough or that I wasn’t wanted, but I just kept grinding and working and didn’t take no for an answer. I’m a grinder, I love coming into work everyday and working my butt off even if there is no light and the end of the tunnel.

What would a team get in a player like you?

A team would get someone who is willing to do whatever it takes to win. A team would get a football player that wants to keep learning and understanding defensive schemes and also ways to stop and offense. Lastly, a team would get someone who will be a leader and not put their head down when things get hard. They’ll get someone who fights back against adversity and try’s to motivate others around him to do the same.

What is your typical training routine?

My typical training routine starts off with weight training for about two hours everyday and then switching to on the field agility drills or an hour and a half and then position specific drills for an hour and a half. Three days out of the week I go in and do shoulder stability and mobility with my strength coach as well after doing the rest of my regular working out.

Who is the most underrated player you’ve played with and why?

The most underrated player I’ve ever played is probably my boy Celestine Haba my Defensive End at Commerce. He can consistently beat the best offensive tackles at any level at pass rush and this year he didn’t quite get to show it that much because we blitzed a lot more and he would do his job taking away inside gaps, but if you give him a free rush at the QB he’s going to win I would say 95% of the time.


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