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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Trey Derouen, LG, University at Buffalo

Trey Derouen the grad transfer LG from University at Buffalo recently sat down with Jonathan Joyce of NFL Draft Diamonds

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • Trey Derouen
  • University at Buffalo
  • LG
  • 6’3”
  • 315lbs.
  • Hometown: Lilburn, GA
  • Twitter: @Notorious_TRE

As an athlete, what is your motivation?

My future seed who I can look in the eye one day and set an example of what he/she can become in their lifetime.

What defines success for you?

Success to me is accomplishing any type of goal that I have set.

What would your teammates say about the type of teammate you are?

That I am a team-first player and I can contribute on the field. Off the field I’m fun, easy to talk to, and a decent guy to be around.

What are some of your personal “rules” that you never break?

I will not break any rule of the “bro code.”

Who is the toughest player you’ve competed against during your collegiate career?

Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina.

Who is the best player in the NFL?

Tom Brady.

What is your team of choice on Madden, why?

Jacksonville Jaguars, and because of their defense. 

Failure is inevitable in life. How do you handle situations that don’t go in your favor?

Keep my head high, I walk by faith and not by sight meaning I will fight my way thru any inconvenient situation and will come out the other side. 

Is there a current/former NFL player that you model your game after?

I’ve always admired La’el Collins’s style of play. 

Knowing what you do now, what would you go back and tell yourself as a High-School Freshman?

Seize every opportunity you have every day.

What is your go-to restaurant near campus?

Audubon North Restaurant.

What song or artist do you like but rarely admit to liking?


If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, living or deceased, who would it be and why?

Jay-Z. I’d like to learn what his mindset is and prerogative.

Forty-years from now, what do you want to be remembered for?

Being a Good Samaritan.

In 15 words or less, why should an NFL team invest in you?

I am committed towards my relentless effort and progression each and every day.

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