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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Devante Thomas, DB, Chadron State University

Devante Thomas from Chadron State was a standout at WKU before transferring down

Devante Thomas from Chadron State was a standout at WKU before transferring down

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?

Devante Thomas Aka Bonehead

What is your Height/Weight?

5-9 180

What is your position?

Nickel/Corner/Safety

Where do you play college football?

Chadron State University (Western Kentucky Transfer)

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

Helping guys believe in themselves and abilities when training.. Letting them know everything is possible

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

The hardest class I attended was psychology 15 Human Sexuality

Where are you from?

Baltimore Maryland

Who is your role model, and why?

Growing up I looked up to Troy because if me and my sister didn’t have anything he always found away to get it even when it wasn’t away he made it. This is a man who worked his butt off to make sure me and my sister got what we want.. I mean seeing him struggle and conquer, why can’t I do the same on the football field and in life

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Ran Track in High school 100meter and 200meter

Did you play any other positions in football?

Cornerback & Saftey

At your position, what separates you from others?

I am disruptive my speed and tenacity to rush the pass and tackle in space

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

I Look for formations, run pass tendencies, what receiver does during run and pass watching what offense of line do during run and pass. Look at how receivers run there routes how they react to press and off coverages and the routes they run out of every formation and the downs they run there routes. Also like to see if quarter back looks receivers down he throwing to or look them off..

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Western Kentucky Wide Receiver Taywan Taylor guy a beast

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

I would compare myself to Lamarcus Joyner because of the passion we have for the game and being small with the ability to play more than one position on the field being effective. We just have something in us you cannot teach.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Praying to God and looking at myself in the mirror speaking what I am going to do. And just remembering all my friends I lost.

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

Just beating the odds showing coaches that I’m not just a small school player I can compete with those guys at the bigger level, I have to show I know different then those big school guys I can do what they can and more. Before my injury at Western Kentucky I was the starting Nickel my obstacle is showing NFL Coaches I was once there for a reason.

What is your biggest strength?

Biggest Strength Is The Confidence I Take On The Field With Me

What is your biggest weakness?

My Weakness is things that I cannot control

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

Coach I’m your guy and I’m willing to lay everything on the line and more if guys can go out and fight world wars I can fight to show I belong on your team

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

Favorite player was Sean Taylor that guy was a dog took nothing from no one on that field.

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I would take stress off my mother by paying her bills off for a couple of months.

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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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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