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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Seth Smith, WR, Texas A&M Commerce

seth smithEvery 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?

Seth Smith

What is your Height/Weight?

5’9 175

What is your position?

WR/Any special teams

Where do you play college football?

Texas A&M University-Commerce

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

A few smalls schools recruited me. I only played my senior year so I didn’t have that junior year to really throw myself on the map.

How did you choose your school?

Honestly when Sam Houston St. pulled their offer, Commerce was automatically the next school of choice. It was close to home and I felt like I had built a good relationship with the WR coach.

Where are you from?

I’m from the Dallas metroplex area, kind of jumped around from school to school, but graduated from Ennis High School.

Who is your role model, and why?

I’d have to say that I look up too a lot of people. I’ve learned a lot of little things throughout the years from multiple people. I take a little bit of knowledge from family members based on experiences and coaches/players when it comes to the game. All in all if I can really pick one person who has had an impact in my life I’d have to say my high school basketball coach. Coach Mason was just that dude. Whether he knows it or not he taught me how to work for what I want. I don’t think people understand the concept of conditioning until you’ve ran bleachers with Coach Mason haha

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

Not yet

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I was the short kid with the handles. I played basketball and ran track.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played cornerback, saftey, and kick return. 

CHECK OUT SETH’S HIGHLIGHT HERE

At your position, what separates you from others?

I think the way I set people up in my routes, I’m quick and explosive. I’m also very instinctive, I can score quickly in the first quarter along with in the fourth quarter. 

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

Mainly the athleticism of my opponents as a whole. Then I look to what coverages they like to play to what formations we are based in. A lot of defenders make the mistake of giving away what they are going to do pre snap, which makes my job a lot easier.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

No comment

seth smith 1If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Desean Jackson because he is an explosive player.

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

I’m a confident person when it comes succeeding. Nothing has ever been handed to me, sounds cliche but to keep it brief everybody has there different trials and tribulations they have to go throw in order to grow as a person in spirit and in health. And I’m just blessed knowing somebody would love to be in my shoes.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Giving God all the Glory for the opportunity to play and music. I like to be relaxed and focused.

What is your biggest strength?

I’m always willing to correct my mistakes, do that extra wind sprint, put in time when nobody is watching and stay on my P’s and Q’s…. yeah I’m that guy.

What is your biggest weakness?

I’m my harsher critique and a bit of a perfectionist. I literally eat myself up if I mess up. 

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

I’m a playmaker that works hard. I enjoy the game of football and put it first and foremost when it comes health,exercises and film study. I know that 80% of the game at the next level is mental and I will act accordingly. I realize that I am a professional that carries a brand and will not bring shame to it or myself.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Devin Hester amd it was the Kansas City Chiefs when Dante Hall was playing.

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

Just my family. We’ve been through so much through the years especially my little brother and my mom. It’d be nice to go out to eat in another country with them.

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