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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Darien Wilson, DT, Lamar University

Darien Wilson of Lamar has a motor, a I had several hit me up saying this kid does not stop!
  • Name: Darien Wilson
  • Height: 6000
  • Weight: 307
  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • School: Lamar University
  • Twitter: @TrulyBlessed093

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

• I’m from Missouri City Texas and the reason i love it is because it’s home it’s where I’ve lived my life my family is there

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

• strength and conditioning, Film study, practice and i say that because in the game of football you must be well trained it’s a physical demanding game that’s  why i feel Strength should be first; secondly film study it’s one of the most important parts of the game having the knowledge of the game or the opponent provides you with that edge you need to be successful in this game; and lastly practice because i feel going into practice with the right conditioning the right knowledge practice becomes the last tool it’s the time you go out and fine tune physically what you’ve learned from the film study allowing you to go into that game fully prepared not only physically but mentally as well 

What do you worry about, and why?

• I worry about failure because that’s the one thing i don’t wanna do in life is be a failure wether it be the game of football or not

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

• perseverance and prayer not being highly recruited out of highschool it felt as if i had failed but i just had to keep my head down keep going and pray 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• On the field my strength and my quickness Off the field would probably be my sense of humor i like to have fun

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

• Darta lee

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

• FBI 

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

• Room i feel like sleeping in a clean room is unbeatable 

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

• My family member because i love my family no matter if it’s my blood or not it’s no way I’m letting anyone of them die if it’s in my hands 

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

• Robert Mcall Denzel Washingtons character from the equalizer because that that’s one of my favorite movies and he was a skilled killer who only killed to help good people 

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

• I feel like going JUCO was one of the most adverse times in my life because it’s a real grind and struggle making it through JUCO football but i wouldn’t change one bit of it i left a better man better football player and i met some life long brothers while i was there

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• When i was in middle school i got in trouble and my pops slapped me upside the head people still talk about it to this day

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• My first sack 

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Meek Mill – Dreams and Nightmares 

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

• A hunger to get better to improve and be a better you everyday on and off the field 

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

• My brother Robert Grays we used to always talk about going to the next level we grew up together he’s the reason i wear the number 2!

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

• Levels

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Grady Jarrett 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• I want to be respected I’ve always known everyone wont like you but as long as they respect you that’s all that matters 

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

• Colin kaepernick i understand what he was fighting for 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• Hate to lose 

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

• My parents they have always shown me what right from wrong is they showed me everyday what having a worth ethic not only for yourself But for the ones you love.

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