Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Lesley Deamer III, DT, Northwestern State
Lesley Deamer III is a 6’3, 300 pound massive run stuffer that has speed and agility for a big man. Deamer has several good moves to get past the lineman and clog a hole. Deamer is drawing tons of attention from the NFL scouts and is beginning to make a late draft push like former Northwestern State alumni Terrence McGee and Demetrius Bell.
How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?
Mainly SWAC schools and Northwestern State. My coaches told me that playing defensive line only 1 year in high school kept schools away because I was a linebacker so I didn’t have too much technique and defensive line.
Where did you choose and why?
Northwestern State because of the visit and the coaches.
What were your goals for your senior year?
They were to win conference and be 1 of the top defensive tackles in the nation. I had 45 tackles 5 sacks and 1 forced fumble.
Have any scouts met with you, and if so what are they saying?
A lot of them. They mainly like my size and athletic ability for my size.
At your position, what separates you from the others?
My quickness and agility. Also my ability to make plays when needed, play multiple techniques, and run sideline to sideline.
Tell us what you look for when breaking down film?
I look for types from offensive linemen like their stances and pass protection styles they use.
Who was the toughest player you have ever faced?
The SMU offensive line, LSU, and Nevada’s
If you could compare your play to one person in the NFL who would it be?
Probably Suh for the Lions. I’m not as strong as his but I’m similar in athletic ability and passion he plays with.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Either living in a motel for a year or my freshman year of college. Both of them I had to overcome the adversity and stay focused.
What system fits your style of play the best?
It doesn’t really matter I feel I can fit in any system because of the schemes we played in college.
What is your biggest strength?
What is your biggest weakness?
Weight room strength.
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
I’m a positive young hard working defensive lineman with a lot of upside and no trouble.
Growing up, who was your role model?
My mom. Watching her work hard motivates me.
Who was your favorite team and player in the NFL and why?
The Bears because of the defense and how they create turnovers and Sean Taylor because of the way he played the game.
What was the most tragic event that ever happened in your life and how did you overcome it?
Living in a motel for year after coming back from my grandpa’s funeral that died during hurricane Katrina. I just adapt to it with my Mom. I focused on sports to take up most of my time.
If you were to have dinner with three people dead or alive who would it be?
Jay Z, Sean Taylor, and Pete Jenkins
With your first paycheck what would you buy?
Maybe somewhere to live or a car