NFL Draft Diamonds has interviewed some of the best small schoolers to make it to the NFL. Last year our team interviewed over 750 players from NAIA to the FBS. This year we went to NFL teams scouts for every question on this interview. Ten NFL scouts who are avid readers of Draft Diamonds put this interview together for our reader’s pleasure. We hope you enjoy this interview, with another potential NFL draft prospect.
- Name: Tramond Lofton
- Height: 6’3
- Weight: 260
- Position: DE (Athlete)
- College: Delta State University
- Twitter: @_traball
Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
- My hometown, Waynesboro, MS, is a very small place with a population of about 4,000. It’s a place everybody knows everybody or at least head of them. What I love most about my city is theirs not mot much to do so It really leaves you with two options, either get up every day and try to make it out or sit around and make excuses and stay trapped. Not many people make it out where I’m from but I am trying to be one of the few.
List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
- Practice, conditioning, film Study, strength
What do you worry about, and why?
- Nothing! I was taught if you worry doesn’t pray and if pray don’t worry.
Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
- I failed to make the All-Stars baseball team one year. I almost quit playing baseball, but I worked harder the next year and made the team every year after that.
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
- Leading by example.
Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
- Not talking down on anyone or bragging on myself, but the competition is about the same because I have never played a guy who could consistently stop me from doing my job/assignment.
What would your career be if you couldn’t play football?
- I would have kept playing basketball or baseball.
Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first?
If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
- I would choose my family, because if you can’t depend on family to help at times of need then where in a bad place in society.
If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
- Teretto off Fast and Furious, because I like cars and also I like how he does what it takes to get the job done.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
- Trying to fit in with the crowd. I overcame this by keeping to myself until I found myself then eventually the crowd came to me.
What is your most embarrassing moment?
- In a football game when I did not get in my gap and the running back hit my hole for a 64-yard touchdown.
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
- When I ran to the opposite side of the field and got a big hit on a receiver when a caught his hitch route.
What song best describes your work ethic?
- NBA Young Boy- Untouchable
What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level?
- Short term memory/Next Play mentality. (Let whatever happened on the previous play go, good or bad, lock in for the next play.)
If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
- My Grandma, she never got to watch me play.
If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it?
- Dance Out
Who is the most overrated player in the NFL?
- I don’t think anyone is overrated if you grind you shine.
Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
- Respected. If you’re respected, then you are doing something right. Many people don’t like LeBron James, but they must respect what he is doing.
What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
- Michael Vick because after he was released from jail, he came back to the NFL, but he never was the same again.
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