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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Bruce Thompson, WR, Langston University

Bruce Thompson from Langston has been making secondaries suffer for years

Bruce Thompson from Langston has been making secondaries suffer for years

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?

Bruce Thompson

What is your Height/Weight?

6’0, 189

What is your position?


Where do you play college football? 

Langston University, (in Oklahoma)

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

Giving back to the community in New Orleans and also giving back at the Manning Passing Academy. Supporting teaching them things to make them better than I ever Was.

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


Where are you from?

New Orleans

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Football, Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

No sir

At your position, what separates you from others?

My Route running ability. Also catching the ball in traffic, going across the middle knowing I’m going to get hit, and  secure the Catch. A lot of guys cant do that

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

My weakness, the little things, and whats my strengths. Its always room for improvement.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Evan Scott

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

Jarvis Landry, he is a great route runner, physical and when the ball is coming to him on 3rd down and the defense knows its coming to him, he still catches it. He is a big play maker.

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

Being homeless my freshman year in high school. I over came it through perseverance.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I pray and thank God for the ability to play the game that I love because it could easily be all gone. Cherish every moment.

What is your biggest strength?

Route Running

What is your biggest weakness?


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

All I need is an opportunity and I promise you that you wont regret it.

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

My favorite player Chad Ochocinco. Favorite team coming up was the Saints.

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

Micheal Jordan, Jarvis Landry , Chad Ochocinco

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

A beautiful house for my Mom

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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 [email protected]

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