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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: David Thomas, WR, Duquesne University


When Duquesne WR David Thomas turns on the Jets watch out!!!

When Duquesne WR David Thomas turns on the Jets watch out!!!

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?

David Thomas

What is your Height/Weight?

5’8 175

What is your position?

5’8 175

Where do you play college football?

Glenville State College\ Duquesne University 

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

During the off  season I used my spare time to help mentor under privileged kids at the YMCA and my local youth football league

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

Hardest class I’ve ever had to take was accounting for managers an MBA level accounting

Where are you from?

Ocala Florida

Who is your role model, and why?

My Brothers Dwan and Dion are my role models because they taught me how believe in myself no matter the circumstances and to always put god first

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I ran track and played baseball growing up

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played DB in middle school and QB as well

At your position, what separates you from others?

I believe my speed and big play ability separate from others at my position

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

I look for the main coverages the defense runs and any tendencies their DB’s have that i can take advantage of

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

My former teammate Trenton Coles a long lanky and fast Db who spent some time with Chiefs and Eagles


David Thomas is a sneaky little player, and I love it

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

Steve Smith Sr because I’m a shorter guy but ultra competitive and has speed to get behind coverage

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

The Death of my Cousin Chris Juice Johnson  was the toughest obstacle I’ve had to overcome an I used prayer and football as a way to overcome the tragic loss

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I usually shower about 30 mins before kickoff to clear my mind and focus

What is your biggest strength?

My quickness

What is your biggest weakness?

My height

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

I’m a hard working determined young man who has overcame tremendous  adversity and will do whatever it takes to win

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

Jesus, Muhammad Ali, Jerry Rice

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


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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

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