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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dondre Wright, DB, Henderson State University

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Henderson State safety Dondre Wright is a ball hawk who can hit

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?

My name is Dondre Wright

What is your Height/Weight?

I am 5’11 and weigh 200 pounds

What is your position?

I play defensive back

Where do you play college football?

At Henderson State University

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

The coolest thing that I’ve done was when I was in Junior College, and we got to perform our version of the Haka in front of a middle school in Arizona

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

Human Anatomy

Where are you from?

I am from Ajax, Ontario, Canada

Who is your role model, and why?

My biggest role model is my parents. They have worked hard for everything they have; nothing was giving to them when they immigrated from Jamaica to Canada in the early 1990’s. Just like them everything I have become today, whether it be my athletic abilities or individual achievements, is because I’ve worked hard

Did you play any other sports growing up?

My first love was soccer when I was real young, but due to my aggressive nature I had to find another sport, and that’s when I decided to follow my older brother and give football try. I have also played rugby, hockey, and did taekwondo for a couple of years.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I have played inside and outside linebacker, and some safety

At your position, what separates you from others?

What separates me from others at my position is that I can do everything that is asked of me. I play with good aggression, and I am athletic enough to blitz from space and cover slot receivers in man coverage, I tackle well, and I am a quick learner

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

I look for opposing teams favorite plays within formations they run. As well as their favorite route concepts that they run in zone coverage. I will typical look at the receivers speed level and release, so I know what type of technique I will be able to play. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Akeel Lynch, Played RB at Penn State and the University of Nevada

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

I would probably compare myself to Lamarcus Joyner, mainly because we play the same type of position and are similar in stature

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

The biggest obstacle I had to overcome was when I did not receive any Division 1, 2, or 3 offers my senior year in high school. I was pretty depressed the months following national signing day, but I realized that maybe this was God telling me to be patient, and he was right. I would never have expected to become the player I am today if it weren’t for the extra motivation of proving wrong all those schools that looked over me

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Dondre Wright

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I usually listen to music on my phone and right before the kickoff of every game I say a short prayer

What is your biggest strength?

I have long arms and use my hands very well when engaging and disengaging blocks. I am athletic, and a good tackler

What is your biggest weakness?

I need to continue to improve my man coverage and ball skills

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

I will be one the hardest working members of the team. I am a willing special teams player, and I’m very coachable. I have never had any disciplinary or field issues, and I am a leader by example.

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

My favorite player growing up was James Harrison. I admired his relentless attitude and no days off mentality. It’s what I try to model my mindset after

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

Tupac, Drake, & Bob Sanders

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

I would probably buy myself a car. I doesn’t have to be the latest model or the flashiest one. As long as it has four doors, is good on gas, and has an auxiliary output I’m good with it.

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