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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dominique Burks, DB, Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley State University defensive back Dominque Burks has NFL skills

Fort Valley State University defensive back Dominique Burks has NFL 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? 

Dominique Burks

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’10” 208 lbs

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

Fort Valley State

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

I did Community Service with the youth in town.

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

English 1101, only because I hate writing papers.

Where are you from? 

Cuthbert, GA

Who is your role model, and why? 

My mom is my role model because she made sacrifices for us to be successful in life.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Yeah, basketball and track.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I played Receiver and wingback.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I am not a one dimensional player I can play every defensive back position on the field from corner to free safety to strong safety. Plus I love to play man to man.

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

I look at receiver tendencies and how they react to certain coverage. I also look at where the QB eyes are going as he looks through his progressions.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

The receiver from Delta State #85, I don’t know his name but he put on a show against us last year.

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

Charles Woodson, because he can do it all he can play in the box, he can play over the top, and he can go on the island and make plays for you, and that’s the type of guy I am.

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

I go through big obstacles every day I can’t just pinpoint one but I overcome it by prayer and having faith in GOD.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Yes I listen to R&B music.

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

Lack of exposure is an obstacle and I feel like you have to show out on pro day.

What is your biggest strength? 

I am versatile I can play just about anything you put me at.

What is your biggest weakness? 

Not being vocal enough.

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

If you want a guy you can mold into a big time player choose me you won’t regret it I promise.

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

Die Hard Steelers fan and I loved Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu.

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

Derrick Rose, Vince Carter, and Hines Ward

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

A car and an apartment.

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?

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