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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dondre Lewis – Freeman, RB, South Carolina State University

Dondre Lewis-Freeman of South Carolina State University is an elusive back with great hands

Dondre Lewis-Freeman of South Carolina State University is an elusive back with great hands

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? 

Dondre Lewis – Freeman

What is your Height/Weight? 


What is your position? 

Running Back

Where do you play college football? 

South Carolina State University

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

Assisting with the Special Olympics

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


Where are you from? 

Charlotte, NC

Who is your role model, and why? 

My grandmother is my role model because she lives an exemplary life that honors God.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Baseball, Track and Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Defensive Back, Kick Return, Punt Return

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My vision, my catching ability out of the back field and the ability to elusive the defense.

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

I look for he opponents’ tendencies  as well as their strengths and weaknesses.


Dondre Lewis – Freeman is a good back with good lateral movement

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Vic Beasley

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

I would compare myself to  Darren Sproles because he plays multiple position, he is a very fast runner and catches the ball out of the back field.

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

My biggest obstacle was not feeling like I was good enough to play at the next level. I overcame this by training on a daily basis, multiple times a day and praying continuously. Getting positive feedback from family and reading inspirational books.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Praying once I enter the field.

What is your biggest strength? 

My vision

What is your biggest weakness? 

Over thinking the run instead of relying on my athletic ability.

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

 I am an honest, loyal, Christian  young man, who has great athletic ability to play any position you want me to play.

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

Marshall Faulk/  Falcons

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

Martin Luther King Jr., Grandfather, Socrates

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


Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi?
  • 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 [email protected]

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