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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Lewis Hill, DB, New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University defensive back Lewis Hill has turned into a very solid corner

New Mexico State University defensive back Lewis Hill has turned into a very solid corner

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?

Lewis Hill

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’9 183

What is your position? 

DB

Where do you play college football? 

New Mexico State University

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

Whenever we have a football camp for the little kids being able to go out and play with them and seeing their love for game, reminds me of myself when I was growing with dreams of playing as at the pro level.

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

Business Calculus

Where are you from? 

Plano, Texas

Who is your role model, and why? 

My Father he has been one of my biggest supporters along with my mother, but he has shown me how a man is supposed to treat his wife and kids.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

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

Did you play any other positions in football? 

In HS I played Wideout and Running Back

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I feel like athletically I can compete with the best of them, but my football IQ is what separates me.

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

Beside tendencies and formation I look for any hand gestures from the QB or Wideout that indicate a certain pass or hot route. I also like to look at the receiver splits that correlate with their routes.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

LaQuan Treadwell was probably the best receiver I went against.

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

I believe that Buster Skrine corner and Nickel from the Jets I believe we are versatile athletes who love to compete.

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

I feel like I have always been overlooked or under estimated because of my height. Athletically I can run a jump with the best of them. I just use the doubter for motivation to compete a high level.  

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

My father sends me a prayer before each game.

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

At smaller schools we do not get the exposure like the bigger schools do. Which helps to catch the eyes of the scouts.

What is your biggest strength? 

My knowledge of the game and my speed and jumping ability.

What is your biggest weakness? 

I would have to say my size gets me overlooked.

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

With me you’re getting an athlete who loves to compete on all plays including special teams, and help the team in any way. I have an extreme hunger for the game. I love to learn more of the game and be around the game. 

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

Deion Sanders and The Dallas Cowboys.

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

LeBron James he has to be my favorite player right now. I believe he is a good character guy who is making history on and off the court.

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

I would a Jeep Wrangler Black on Black.

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie? 
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  • Pizza or Burgers? 
  • Dogs or Cats? 

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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