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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Maurice Poullard, DB, Stephen F. Austin University

maurice poEvery 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?

Maurice Poullard

What is your Height/Weight?

5’9 185lbs

What is your position?

Cornerback

Where do you play college football?

Stephen F. Austin State University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

10-12

How did you choose your school?

I was a non qualifier so I had to go JUCO. I chose Blinn because they were known winners

Where are you from?

Houston, Texas

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model is my Dad. Because outside of football he had taught me everything I need to know about being an upright man of God.

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

Yes some came to our school during the season. They are saying right now they have me going as an free agent but a good pro day will help me tremendously in my draft stock.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball up until my sophomore year in High School. I also ran track all the way through my Senior year.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I’ve played high safety and I’ve played the nickel position in college.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I would say my ability to play affective press man coverage consistently.

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

I look for a variety of different things such as how the receiver gets off press man, the depth of their routes, their splits in different situations, the consistency of their routes, and the offensive lineman’s stance to see if they are light when it’s pass and heavy when it’s run, etc.

maurice pollardWho was the toughest player you ever faced?

Quinton Patton when he was at Louisiana Tech.

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

I would say Ladarius Webb. We are about the same size, have about the same athletic ability. And we also both are coming out of the Southland conference.

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

It was probably being marked as a non qualifier late and having to go JUCO. I overcame it by keeping faith and trusting in God to make a way for me.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Before every game this season I listened to “Victory” by Tye Tribbett. It had me ready to go.

What is your biggest strength?

My man coverage

What is your biggest weakness?

My tightness

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

I will be the hardest worker on your team, giving it everything I have every second.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

My favorite player was Deion Sanders. And my favorite team was the Titans

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

Deion Sanders, Tony Dungy, and David from the bible.

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