Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dwight Armbrust, WR, Belhaven
Dwight Armbrust might have had one of the wildest trips of any player coming out in 2014 to get a shot in the NFL. Armbrust has never given up on his abilities and has went from school to school to get an opportunity. Armbrust is a junior but has declared for the draft. Dwight played at Hawaii and is a very solid wide receiver. He transferred to Belhaven last year and played Safety for them, because of lack of depth. Expect Armbrust to light it up at the Regional Combine.
How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?
1,New Mexico State University as a Running Back.
Where did you choose and why?
I chose the University of Hawaii because of the coaching staff (2009) and their interest in seeing me develop as a person and slot receiver.
What are your goals for your senior year?
To continue to mature as a receiver and reach the goals that I have set for myself in the weight room and in drills.
Have any scouts met with you, and if so what are they saying?
Scouts have not spoken to me in person, but I have been contacted, The scouts talk to me about which skill sets I possess translate to the next level.
At your position, what separates you from the others?
What separates me from other receivers is my tenacity, unselfishness, and how valuable paying attention to detail is in my process to getting better.
Tell us what you look for when breaking down film?
When I break down film I look to see the DBs alignment, I identify the defensive front, which technique the DB plays, sideline signals, the location on the field of where plays are being ran,etc.
Who was the toughest player you have ever faced?
Lametrius Davis, I went against him daily and it was a chess match getting off the line against him.
If you could compare your play to one person in the NFL who would it be?
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
The biggest obstacle in my life was establishing myself as a player while constantly moving to different schools around the country due to the military as well as maintaining meaningful relationships on all levels.
What system fits your style of play the best?
The spread, but I adapt to the situation.
What is your biggest strength?
My biggest strength is my quickness in recognizing the defensive coverage and finding the hole in the coverage.
What is your biggest weakness?
My biggest weakness is not pumping my arms when running down a over the shoulder ball.
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
I would perpetuate how marketable I am and the level of my persistence in perfection on and off the field.
Growing up, who was your role model?
My father, He showed me by example what kind of sacrifices needed to be made as a man to take care of the family.
Who was your favorite team and player in the NFL and why?
Detroit Lions, Barry Sanders because watching his elusiveness transformed my mind as a player and fan.
What was the most tragic event that ever happened in your life and how did you overcome it?
In 6th grade a friend of mine accidentally hung herself trying to make her sister sad. It hit me hard because we sat next to each other in every class and always talked about how much we would succeed in life.
If you were to have dinner with three people dead or alive who would it be?
King David of Isreal, Bob Marley, and Robert Greene
With your first paycheck what would you buy?
I would buy personal jugs machine