Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood
Pierre Desir is a 6’2, 200 pound cornerback that flashes amazing ball skills and it is getting noticed. Every NFL team has came by Lindenwood this year, and Desir’s stock continues to soar. Desir was just awarded with the inaugural Cliff Harris Award for best small school defensive player of the year. Desir went against 5000 players to win the award. Desir has what it takes to make it to the next level, and scouts are drooling over his mature attitude. They understand he will not be a problem in the NFL, and that his humbleness could lead to major success at the next level. Desir will play in the East/West Shrine game next week and has also received an invite to attend the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?
I was recruited by Missouri, Kansas, Washburn, Northwest Missouri State, and Northern Illinois
What were your goals for your senior year?
My goals for my senior year is to become an All American, have 5 interceptions and win the conference.
Have any scouts met with you, and if so what are they saying?
I have met with scouts and they are saying that I have a chance to make it at the next level but I need to continue to make plays and be physical.
At your position, what separates you from the others?
I believe my ability to track the ball in the air separates me from other players.
Tell us what you look for when breaking down film?
When watching film I am looking for tendencies of the wide receiver how hey comes out of his breaks and what he does on run plays. I also look for tendencies of the offense by seeing what plays they run on certain downs.
Who was the toughest player you have ever faced?
The toughest player I have faced would be John Brown from Pitt State.
If you could compare your play to one person in the NFL who would it be?
I would compare my play to Richard Sherman from the Seattle Seahawks.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
My biggest obstacle I had to overcome was when I work, practice and go to school after I transferred from Washburn to Lindenwoood. I overcame that obstacle by working hard, and making a lot of sacrifices along with help and support from my family and friends.
What system fits your style of play the best?
I believe I could play in any system because I had to play in two different systems during my college career.
What is your biggest strength?
My biggest strength is my ability to make plays on the ball.
What is your biggest weakness?
My biggest weakness is tackling.
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
If you were a GM I would say That I am a player that you wouldn’t have to worry about getting in trouble. I am a smart, physical player who will make plays. I will work hard on and off the field and will do anything to put the team in the best position to win.
Growing up, who was your role model?
I can’t say I had one role model because throughout my life I had people I looked up to such as teachers and coaches.
Who was your favorite team and player in the NFL and why?
My favorite team is the Atlanta Falcons because of the former falcon Michael Vick. My favorite player is Richard Sherman because of the way he plays the corner position.
What was the most tragic event that ever happened in your life and how did you overcome it?
The most tragic event that happened in my life was the Earthquake that Effected my family in Haiti. I overcame that event by being with my family and receiving support from close friends.
If you were to have dinner with three people dead or alive who would it be?
If I could have dinner with three people dead or alive I would have dinner with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Obama and Nelson Mandela.
With your first paycheck what would you buy?
My first paycheck I will buy a truck.