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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Lamar Edmonds, DB, University of New Hampshire

UNH defensive back Lamar Edmonds is a hard hitting, ballhawking DB with good length.

UNH defensive back Lamar Edmonds is a hard hitting, ballhawking DB with good length.

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What is your name?

Lamar Edmonds

What is your Height/Weight?

5’10” 194lbs

What is your position?

Defensive Back

Where do you play college football?          

University of New Hampshire

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

Definitely being a part of youth and high school football camps, and being able to pass on my knowledge of the game to younger kids that look up to you.

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

Anatomy and Physiology

Where are you from?

Worcester, MA

Who is your role model, and why?

I don’t have one.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

When I was younger I played football, baseball, and basketball. Once I started high school I only played football and ran indoor and outdoor track.

Did you play any other positions in football?

In high school I played Quarterback and Free Safety.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I would say my physicality separates me from most defensive backs, I play very physical and love hitting.

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

When I am breaking down film I particularly look at wide receivers route running and clues that may give away a certain route. I also, analyze quarterback progressions and who their favorite receivers are.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

RJ Harris, who I was able to play against every day in practice.

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

Earl Thomas, because he is roughly the same size as men and a very physical safety like myself.

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

The biggest obstacle I faced in my life was proving that I had the ability to play football at a Division I program. Coming out of high school I had zero offers from any Division I or II schools, every school told me I was not big enough or not sure about my ability. I chose to walk-on at UNH, and I told myself I would prove the world wrong. I ended up coming in my freshman year and climbed my way up the depth chart, and earned a scholarship after my first year.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Every game before team warm-ups I put my headphones on, take a lap around the field, say a prayer in the back of the end zone, and then get my own stretch in.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength would most definitely be my versatility to play every defensive back position, whether Cornerback, Safety, or Nickel, and being a tremendous special teams player.

lamar edmondsWhat is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness would probably be my size, seeing that most teams look for bigger defensive back now a days.

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

I would tell them that they would be receiving a player who is going to go out and give it everything he has every chance he gets. Since I was younger I have be doubted on, so I have something to prove and that is the way I play when I am given the opportunity.

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

My favorite player growing up by far was Brian Dawkins, and he is the reason why I am a Philadelphia Eagles fan.

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

Martin Luther King Jr., Brain Dawkins, and Tupac.

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

The first thing I will buy will be a car and then save the rest.

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