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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Shaquille Lewis, DB, Louisiana College

shaq lewisEvery 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?

Shaquille Lewis

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1 197

What is your position?

Free safety

Where do you play college football?

Louisiana College

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

5-6 schools

How did you choose your school?

ULM verbally offered then backed out so Louisiana college was my last chance

Where are you from?

Convent, Louisiana

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model is my uncle because he took me in and helped raised me when my mom or dad wasn’t there for me.

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

Toronto from the CFL talked to me at the dream bowl this weekend, told me he liked me as a all around player from playing man to man coverage to sticking my nose in the box. He told me I was very athletic and that he will be keeping in touch.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

played baseball growing up and was actually better at baseball than football but my love for football grew greater and I let baseball go.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played all special teams

At your position, what separates you from others?

What separates me from others would be my ability to react and read a quarterback. Also the ability to read a receiver and the leadership I bring with me and being able to adapt to any situation or position. I am a quick learner.

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

When I break down film I look at qb tendencies, who’s his favorite target, how does he respond to pressure. Also I study to see what type of receiver are they, do they run every route hard, do they take plays off, do they drop they’re hands coming out of certain routes.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Eddie Lacy is the toughest player I ever face, I played on the same team as him in high school and he was tough to handle in practice.

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

I would say Ed Reed, because he’s a ball hawk, and not afraid to come up and hit. Like myself

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

The biggest obstacle I’ve had to over come in life would be dealing with my mom and dad not being there for me. I over came it by making a promise to myself that I wouldn’t be another statistic, and I’ve turned out pretty good.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

My pregame ritual would be praying and asking God for guidance and strength before I play.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength would be being a leader and being able to learn quick and adapt to different situations. And in coverage i am pretty good.

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness would be learning to stay patience at times and my man coverage is good but it could be a lot better.

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

I would tell the GM that I would be worth the second because I’m a young guy that comes from nothing that’s very hungry and plays with a chip on my shoulder for schools passing me up. I’m great in coverage, I can play man, I’m a quick learner and I’ll play any position you want me to play and get the job done.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

My favorite player was Ed Reed and the late Sean Taylor. My favorite team growing up was The U back when they had it going on.

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

I would choose Ed Reed, Sean Taylor, and Earl Thomas

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