NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Xavier Thigpen, OLB, Southern Mississippi
What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
6’6 – 237lbs
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
Where are you from?
Who is your role model, and why?
Dad and Granddad, because they taught me so much about being a man.
Who was your favorite teacher?
Mrs. McLaurin middle school and high school
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
LSU offensive tackle
Who is the most underrated player on your team?
What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?
Future- Straight Up
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
Carlos Dunlap , I would say that because of his length and pass rush capability and I study him a lot.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Hearing my father passed away the summer before my last college season, overcame and still overcoming by taking it a day at a time
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Just listen to future, nothing in particular
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
Last defensive play vs Kentucky got a sack and forced fumble
What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else
Use to take few players home every day because they didn’t have rides
Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Anthony Davis, Ray Lewis, Future