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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Douglas Warrick, TE, Elon University

Elon tight end Douglas Warrick is a big target with soft hands

Elon tight end Douglas Warrick is a big target with soft hands

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What is your name? 

Douglas Warrick

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’6″ 255lbs

What is your position? 

Tight End

Where do you play college football? 

Elon University

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

Off the field, I have had several different opportunities through community service to work with children from the community. They look up to you as a person and a role model, and it is great to work with them knowing how much they enjoy it.

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

Psychology with Professor Buck freshman year

Where are you from? 

Hamilton, NJ

Who is your role model, and why? 

Derek Jeter. He is the epitome of what it means to be a great athlete, role model, and person. He has never failed to show absolute class in his time as a Yankee.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Growing up I played baseball, basketball, and wrestled outside of football.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I started Football as a middle linebacker because I love to hit people.

Doug Warrick

Doulgas Warrick is a big boy at 6’6 and 255 pounds

At your position, what separates you from others?

My ability to run and catch are great, but what separates me from others is my ability to block. I have had the opportunity to play against defensive ends that now play in the NFL, and I was always able to open holes for my backs.

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

Film is another opportunity to get ahead on your opponents. There is an endless amount of things to look for in film from the way an individual plays to being able to identify fronts and coverage’s, and understand what the defense is telling you.  You cannot watch enough film to prepare.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Defensive End Mike Reilly from William and Mary was one of the toughest kids I have faced. It was a competitive and I liked his tenacity.

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

Every Tight End likes to compare Himself to Gronk, and I know height and weight wise we are similar, but he is used more in the passing game. Jason Witten is the player I want to most compare myself too. He is great in the passing game, but he also gets his hips through on every block and drives players.

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

The obstacles in my life that I have had to overcome do not compare to obstacles others have overcome to be where they are. I have been blessed to be in the position I am, and anything I have overcome has just made me a better person.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

For pregame, I do not like to mess with my phone or an Ipod. I will listen to music if it is on in the locker room, but otherwise I try to focus, get ready early, and prepare myself physically.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my ability to be a leader by example. I believe I have a great ability to keep my head down to push everyone around me to do the same.

What is your biggest weakness?

My weakness sometimes is knowing when to stop in that I always want to help better myself and the team, and sometimes I could give my body a rest.

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

To sell myself to a GM I would just be honest. I would tell you that I love this game and I enjoy the grind of it. All I need is an opportunity to let my actions speak. Teddy Roosevelt said it best ” Speak softly and carry a big stick.”

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

Brett Farve. I believe he is a rugged guy who had an incredible drive to win

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

I would like to think if I was lucky enough to continue playing the game that the money would not matter and I would not waste any of it on big items, but I would like to finish a project car my father and I have worked on since high school. A few hundred dollars to finish it up and get it on the road would seem like pennies, but it would be a big item in my eyes.

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