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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Moses Dupre, DE, Delaware State University

Moses Dupre is a pass rusher who will make a quarterback pay. He is a great player who recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Moses Dupre
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 252 lbs
  • Position: Edge Rusher, DL, LB
  • College: Delaware State University 
  • IG: @moedak_black

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

-New York City is one of the most cultural places in the world. The bright lights inspired me to someday, be a man of value. I was born in Brooklyn and lived there ever since. What I love the most about NYC is the Talent. A lot of us New Yorkers are gifted, whether it be in sports, music, business, or theatre, I done seen so many people turn their life around through their passion.

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

-I feel film study should always be first. Football itself is 90% mental. Its important to become a student of the game because once you learn what your opponent is doing offensively or defensively, the game slows down. And thats when you take advantage. Secondly i would say strength and conditioning. Practice is fast pace and some periods move at a high velocity. In order for you to stay in shape and keep going the distance, you must be well conditioned and in great shape.

What do you worry about, and why?

-I tend to worry about my future a lot. With my senior year approaching, that’s all I ever think about. The sacrifices my mother and father made to get me to this point in my life, I just want to return the favor at some point and take care of them. Whether it be on the field or off the field, I vowed to move them into that dream house they always talk about. Give back to the churches that helped raise me. Give back to my community and show them that there is hope. But I know I won’t get there if I’m not focused in the present. 

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

-My first 2 years here at Del State, I was a walk-on, in my Freshman Year, my priority was to make sure that my mom doesn’t have to pay for me to go to school anymore. I failed at getting a scholarship by the end of the year. Same thing applied for my sophomore year and I felt like giving up. But then something in my mind told me to give it one more try. So I attacked the film room with a different mindset, I approached workouts with a different attitude, and I approached practice with  a different performance. And at the end of football camp of my Junior Year, I earned a full ride. You see, life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you respond to it. Most people in my situation would of gave up or transferred, but through the storm, I was able to find the sunlight.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

-My best quality would be leadership. I try my best to help the younger guys develop mentality where we can’t give nothing up all spring. I did not do it by myself though. Jahad, Christian, Devin, and Brian were also their to help us create that mentality. I feel like when we are in sync, were are one tough group of guys to get through.

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

I would say Drew Locke. He has a great arm and makes instinct plays, check downs, and reads. If he has all day in the pocket, its no telling what he can do.

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 

I would love to be a Sports Marketing Manager. I always had a dream of making commercials and promoting athletic sporting goods for brands and athletes.

Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first?

Room because you are in your room the most out of the 3. If you can’t keep your room organized, then your desk and car would most likely be the same because you developed a bad habit of not cleaning.

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

Family is always first. Whether you like your family or not, its always important to have a support system behind you wherever you go.

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

Easily Will Smith. He been a great actor in all if his films. He is always in good spirits to help those around him do that same.

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?

When I was younger. I was involved inna terrible car accident. I shattered my ankles in 2 places and couldn’t walk for almost a year. But through all the prayers, rehab, and therapy, I was able to get back on my feet and move forward. So I thank God himself for nursing me back to a full recovery.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

My most embarrassing moment happened in high school. There was a puddle in the hallway and everyone was pushing. I fell so hard, everyone stopped to look at me. I can never forget those days.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Has to be the sack I earned playing Savannah State. It felt great to get a stop, everyone in the crowd was so into the game. It just pushed me to go harder.

What song best describes your work ethic?

Kid Ink – Hell & Back

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level? 

Wisdom. One thing I always think of when it comes to football is how can I outsmart my opponent instead of just thinking physically. I was told “When you are mentally and physically sound, big plays will come your way.” 

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

-I would chose to bring back my grandmother. My father lost his dad early so I’ve never met him. But my grandmother was a real one, she always kept everything 100. And that’s what I respect the most about her.

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 

-Happy Feet Dance Club?

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

-Denzel Perryman SD CHARGERS

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

I would like to be respected. Respect is more valuable. 

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

-My biggest influence is my mom. She was never satisfied with any accomplishments, she always wanted better. But it pushes me to work harder everyday. I learned one valuable lesson from her. That you should never be satisfied, theres always room for improvement.

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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