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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Steven Thames, CB, University of New Hampshire

thames 2Every 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?

Steven Thames

What is your Height/Weight?

6’0/ 185

What is your position?

Cornerback

Where do you play college football?

University of New Hampshire

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

5

How did you choose your school?

I chose New Hampshire because it was a family environment and a consistent winning program.

Where are you from?

Fort Washington, Maryland

Who is your role model, and why?

My role models would have to be my parents because of the way they provide for me and my sisters.

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

No scouts have met with me yet just talked to my coach.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball, baseball, and ran track growing up.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played receiver in high school but other than that I always played corner.

thamesAt your position, what separates you from others?

What separates me is my feet and hips. Also my knowledge of route concepts out of certain formations by watching film.

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

When breaking down film I look for who the best receiver is and the certain ways that they try to get him the ball. Also the tendencies of certain routes out of different formations and down and distances.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

The toughest player I faced would have to be between Ben Edwards, and my Roomate Rj Harris in practice.

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

One player I would compare myself to would be Talib for the Broncos because of his size and his overall play.

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

The biggest obstacle I had to overcome was my initial college transition and not playing my first couple years. I overcame it by having the support of older players in our program and working harder.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I usually just stretch and listen to a lot of different music.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my communication on the field and my footwork.

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is probably my speed and strength.

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

I would say I’m a competitor and I’m a hard worker and will do whatever it takes to be great.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Initially growing up my favorite player was Randy Moss and I liked the Minnesota Vikings. Now I’m an Eagles fan but my favorite player is Richard Sherman.

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

Kevin Hart, Eddie Murphy, and Martin Luther King.

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