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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Antony Auclair, TE, Laval University (Canada)


Laval University tight end Antony Auclair will have the ability to showcase his talents at the East/West Shine Game

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?

Antony Auclair

What is your Height/Weight?  

6’6 254lbs

What is your position?  

Tight End

Where do you play college football?  

Laval University Rouge et or

Where are you from?

I am from a small village named Notre-Dame Des Pins in the province of QC in Canada.

Who is your role model, and why?

Mathieu Bertrand. He is a former CFL full-back / tight end and he is an example of a resilient person and he is always positive in everything he does in his life. Everyone loves him because he does a lot in his community to help people in need.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

 I played a little bit of basketball. I did some competitions in natation as well.

Did you play any other positions in football?

 I played QB the first 7 years of my career . I have also played a little bit of safety when I was young.

At your position, what separates you from others?  

I think my aggressiveness is mainly what separates me from others and the fact that I am a very good technician.

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

First I try to understand how defenses adjust to formations and why they do certain stuff. I also try to see the weakness of the players I will play against whether it is a defensive end a linebacker or a DB.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

David Ménard

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

Scott Chandler. I think I am an aggressive tight end and a good run blocker and like he is and I think without being the fastest on the field I can still do a good job as a receiver.

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

I got bullied a lot in the beginning of my high school. I did not do anything special to overcome that except making better friends who helped me to get confidence in my life.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

No I try not to be superstitious as a player because you get crazy a little bit with all those stuff.

What is your biggest strength?

I think the combination of my aggressiveness as a player and my ability to run block can be my biggest strength.

Antony Auclair

What is your biggest weakness?

I do not like the word weakness but I rather say that some things you have to work on more than others and I would say that I have to do a better job controlling my energy on a football field. What I mean by that is when I do a big play I tend to be too excited and when I do bad play I tend to lose my concentration. I think the key is really to never get too high and never get to low and focus on the next play.

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

I am a blue collar worker and I aim for greatness.

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

The Philadelphia Eagles were my favourite team growing up and my favourite player was Donovan Mcnabb .

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

I would not buy a big item. I would give back to my community. 

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