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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Denzel Thompson, CB, Southeastern Louisiana

Denzel Thompson is a huge cornerback with great ball skills

Denzel Thompson is a huge cornerback with great ball skills

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name?

Denzel Thompson

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’4″/ 205

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football?

Southeastern Louisiana University

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field

Went downtown with the team to greet fans and sign autographs

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?


Where are you from?

Clearwater, FL

Who is your role model, and why?

Champ Bailey, He conducted himself the right way everyday and performed at a high level for a long time

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Track and field

Did you play any other positions in football?

In high school and college only CB

At your position, what separates you from others?

My attention to detail, my size and the focus and heart I put in the game

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

I look for WR releases and if they take plays off.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Dorial Beckham Green

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

Aqib Talib, uses height to his advantage and production is high underneath the radar

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

My Grandmother passing away my first semester in college and I over came it by family support from back home

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Nothing too specific

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

Being over looked for my competition level

What is your biggest strength?

Jumping routes and understanding concepts

What is your biggest weakness?

Not being patient

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

My heart and passion for the game has gotten through every difficult situations and my ability to adapt is what separates me from the rest. My mind set prepares me for every situation and my work ethic has not fail me yet.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

Denver Broncos was my favorite team growing up and Champ Bailey until he retired was my favorite player. Now I would say Kam Chancellor from Seattle

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

Denzel Washington, Champ Bailey, and Ray Lewis

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Team gear for family and friends


Rapid Answers:

  • Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
  • Backstreet Boys or One Direction?
  • Lifetime Channel or HGTV?
  • Waffles or Pancakes?
  • Snakes or Spiders?
  • Madden or Mario?

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at [email protected]

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