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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tyler Lucas, WR, University of Montana

Montana wide out Tyler Lucas is a big target. He could be an intriguing prospect

Montana wide out Tyler Lucas is a big target. He could be an intriguing prospect

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?

Tyler Lucas 

What is your Height/Weight?

6″4 210

What is your position?

WR

Where do you play college football?

I played at Penn State and University of Montana 

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

I had the opportunity to be apart of THON at Penn State where i was able to spend the day with children that are battling specific illnesses and their families and show them a good time. It was a great experience and something I will cherish for a long time 

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

Statistics

Where are you from?

Bellefonte, PA

Who is your role model, and why?

My father because he pushed me to my limits growing up and molded me into the person and athlete I am today

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I wrestled, ran cross country, played basketball, baseball, and soccer 

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played QB collegiality and a little bit of Safety

At your position, what separates you from others?

My size. I’m a physical person that uses my size to my advantage 

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

I look for tendencies of corners and what they’re first move will be off the line and their pressing techniques. Also I study coverages to get a pre snap ideal of what I’ll be expecting and how I will run my routes 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Jordan Lucas

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

I would compare myself to Kevin White. Throughout his college days as well he was a big physical WR that used his size to his advantage and made plays. 

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

Always being doubted in many aspects. I proved a lot of people wrong by my work ethic and determination to succeed. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Nothing in particular but just saying a prayer and a couple of drills before the game to get warm

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

Being able to compete with guys at bigger well known schools

What is your biggest strength?

Ability to make plays 

grizWhat is your biggest weakness?

I need to improve my route running to be more sharp. 

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

That you would be getting a player that is an overachiever with an outstanding work ethic and will make sacrifices in order to succeed individually and to help put the team in the best positions to win and be successful 

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

Favorite player was Hines Ward and favorite team is the Steelers.

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

Rob Gronkowski, Will Smith, and The Rock

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

If I make it, I would first payoff my brothers and my student loans 

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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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