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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Brandon Lucas, RB, University of West Georgia

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What is your name?

Brandon Lucas

Where do you play college football?

University of West Georgia

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland and a few other FCS schools.

How did you choose your school?

After taking a couple years off from school and talking to the coaches it felt like the best place for me

Where are you from?

Riverdale, GA

Who is your role model, and why?

My brother. Growing up I learned a lot from him. He wasn’t perfect and made mistakes but I learned a lot from his mistakes as well as the good that he did and I always wanted to be better than him at anything we did which helped me become the competitor and athlete that I am today.

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

No scouts have contacted me yet.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes baseball and basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Wide Receiver, corner, safety, and returner

At your position, what separates you from others?

My knowledge of the game. Being able to read a defense and knowing what they’re in/going to do pre-snap.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I look for tendencies of players and coaches. On certain downs what do teams like to do and what do they like to line up in. When the ball is in a certain spot of the field what do teams like to run. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Morgan Burnett of the Green Bay Packers and Brandon Boykin of the Philadelphia Eagles. 

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

Antonio Brown or Tavon Austin. Both of them are explosive and shifty players and can beat you from multiple positions on the field.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

My mother passing in 2010. It’s still hard to deal with and talk about but my family and close friends being there for me really help me out. And taking two years off from football. Being the competitor that I am, sitting out two years and not being able to do something you love to do was hard. But I found other ways to stay in shape  stay focused and such as local rec leagues working out constantly.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Yes. I walk the field during pre-game with a Jason mask on and spell out R.I.P. for the passing of my mother

What is your biggest strength?

Aside from my speed and quickness I would say my knowledge of the game.

What is your biggest weakness?

My size (even though I wouldn’t consider that a weakness but some scouts may)

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I could come in and make an immediate impact for any team. I’m a versatile player who can play any position on offense and I can make an impact in the return game. And I can even play corner if you need me to.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Emmitt Smith and The Dallas Cowboys.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

My mother, God and Malcolm X.

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