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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Rashad Lofton, WR, Concordia University

Rashad Lofton has juke moves like Madden for the XBox. This kid is tough

Rashad Lofton has juke moves like Madden for the XBox. This kid is tough

NFL Draft Diamonds has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 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 to the right.  Now let’s meet the prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Rashad Lofton

What is your Height/Weight?

5’10 185

What is your position?

Wide receiver/ Punt Return/ Kick Return

Where do you play college football?

Concordia University-Chicago

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

As a team, we all went and created food bags for the non-profit organization “Feed my starving children” which was sent to high poverty countries.

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

Anatomy and physiology

Where are you from?

I am from Detroit, Michigan

Who is your role model, and why?

My father is my role model! He has always taught me to be positive and believe in myself and my abilities and I credit his teachings for my upbringing.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes. growing up baseball was my first sport, I was a first baseman and pitcher.

Did you play any other positions in football?

Running back, defensive back.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I am very confident in my play. My route running techniques and Elusive abilities after catch makes it hard on defenders to stop me.

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

In regards to film while in slot position, I look for the defensive triangle from corner to safety to linebacker. I look for their alignments on certain coverage’s, I look for common tendencies that I can expose in the game.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Darrius Phillips, who is a WR at WMU.

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

Julian Edelman of the Patriots. I feel that I can run and cut through my routes and I have great hands just like him. We both have the elusive abilities after the catch.  We both are punt returners as well.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I like to shower before games, I like to feel comfortable and being cleans make me feel that way.

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

I feel that I have to overcome the obstacles of being discovered and getting more exposure and not having the equal opportunity the athletes at bigger universities have. It is very hard to make it somewhere without a support system especially when you don’t know where to start.

What is your biggest strength?

My mindset. I remain strong and focused no matter what. And I make it my priority to give it my all and never be satisfied.

What is your biggest weakness?

My blocking technique. I sometime over pursue and get undercut.

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

I would say I will do whatever is needed to win a spot on the roster. My main goal is to come in compete and do whatever is needed to make the team better for team success on and off the field. Also, I would say that I would like the chance to come and demonstrate my ability against the best already on the team and entertain him. I want to be a part of the best team, along with becoming the best receiver in the league.

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

Favorite player growing up was Michael Vick I had his shoes, his jersey, and bought Madden when he was on the cover for 2004.

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

I would have dinner with Jerry rice who is known to be one of the best/ hardest receivers of all time. Talking to Rice will allow me to get more insight on crafting my abilities and enhancing work effort/receiver knowledge. Deion sanders to learn from one of the best defensive backs to ever play the game, the different tricks and tools DBs might use to attack me. Lastly, Tom Brady, A receiver is so dependent on his quarterback, it’s only right to meet and talk with him because he has played with some of the top receivers in the sport of football. Also, he has so much knowledge about how I can connect quickly with my quarterback.

With your first NFL paycheck, what would you buy?

Whatever my mother needs/wants, she deserves it.

Rapid Answers:

  • Who will win the Super Bowl? Patriots
  • Whose better Peyton Manning or Tom Brady? 
  • Better Running Back Adrian Peterson or Barry Sanders
  • Better safety Eric Weddle or Ed Reed?
  • Better linebacker Ray Lewis or Luke Kuechly 

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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