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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Bret Treadway, OL, Lamar University


Bret Treadway of Lamar is a physical offensive lineman who has great mobility

Bret Treadway of Lamar is a physical offensive lineman who has great mobility

NFL Draft Diamonds has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible 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 our next prospect!!!!

What is your name? 

Bret Treadway 

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3 1/2′,285lbs

What is your position?

Offensive lineman, C/G

Where do you play college football? 

Lamar University 

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

Volunteered at Habitat for Humanity.

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


Where are you from?

Silsbee, Texas

Who is your role model, and why? 

Tim Tebow, because he hasn’t given up on his dreams despite all of the adversity that faces him. 

Did you play any other sports growing up?


Did you play any other positions in football? 

I have not.

At your position, what separates you from others?

My combination of strength and speed.

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

My opponent’s favorite pass rush move as well as how they react to certain blocking moves.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Myles Garrett 

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

Travis Kelce, because we have the same body frame. We rely on our quickness and footwork to get the job done rather than power from size.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I pray and eat beets before every game.

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

The level of talent I compete against at my level isn’t as good as the bigger schools. I only have a limited amount of opportunities show my talent against the bigger schools.

What is your biggest strength?

My quickness 


Bret Treadway

What is your biggest weakness?

My size, specifically my weight. 

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

I’m a hard worker who strives for success. I am reliable player who doesn’t make mistakes on the field and stays out of trouble off of the field. 

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

The Dallas Cowboys was my favorite team and Peyton Manning was my favorite player.

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy? 

With my first paycheck I will pick up my truck note from my parents.

Rapid Answers:

  • Who will win the Super Bowl? The Dallas Cowboys
  • Whose better Peyton Manning or Tom Brady?
  • Better Running Back: Adrian Peterson or Barry Sanders?
  • Better safety Eric Weddle or Ed Reed?
  • Better linebacker Ray Lewis or Luke Kuechly?


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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