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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Reuben Thomas III, WR, Northwest Missouri State

ruebenEvery year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, we will not be surprised, and neither should you. 

What is your name?

Reuben Thomas III

What is your Height/Weight?

6’0 183lbs

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Northwest Missouri State

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

2 – New Mexico State/ Idaho

How did you choose your school?

Had to go junior college route. Pasadena city college.

Where are you from?

Pasadena California

Who is your role model, and why?

My father Reuben Thomas jr

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

Talked to over 10 scouts via phone and they all said the same thing, keep working out and stay out of trouble.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball was my first love, didn’t play football until freshmen year in high school.

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

Speed, hands, awareness, ball skills and route running. Athleticism

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

Habits, tendencies that can give me an advantage

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Vontaze Burfict in a passing league in 2007.

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

Antonio Brown because we are similar in size, quickness and heart.

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

Sitting out 2 seasons after graduating from junior college. Emailed every d2 school and northwest gave me a shot as a walk on.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Talking to myself

rueben2What is your biggest strength?


What is your biggest weakness?


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

I’m an instant game changer, over my career I’ve averaged over 20 yards a catch and 11tds a season. I am a champion and leader, hard worker and quick learner.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Devin Hester, St. Louis Rams

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


Kaylin Garcia

Jackie Robinson

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