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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Dominique McNealey, WR, Miles College

Dominique McNealey the fast WR from Miles College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

• Name: Dominique McNealey
• Height: 5”10
• Weight: 180
• Position: WR
• College: Miles College
• Twitter: @Nique_IsTheName

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

•Born and raised in Huntsville Al, I love this place and all the people in it. This city made me who I am today. This will always be home.

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

•Film Study, strength & conditioning then practice.Film is most important to me because that’s where you fix all mistakes plus study the opponent. Then S&C because to be able to perform at a high level you have to be in great shape. Lastly practice, it’s where you put it all together. 

What do you worry about, and why?

I try not worry about things that are outside of my control, controlling the controllable.

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

•I’ve failed countless times in life. I use it as learning lessons and motivation to be a better man in all aspects of life.

What do your teammates say is your best quality? 

•Route running.

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

•Played against a lot of great players but I would probably say Kyle Dugger.

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

•I would’ve probably focused on being a detective, because that’s what my major was going into college before changing it due to football.

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

•Room, Car then desk. 

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, my flesh and blood. 

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

•Caesar from planet of the apes. My favorite movie character ever, he was a great leader and extremely strong.

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

•The biggest adversity I had was coming into college as a RB transitioning to WR. I had to work twice as hard and study lots of film. I wouldn’t have had it any other way though.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

•Too many to name lol. 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

•We were playing Benedict College, it was 3rd and 17 we were down with 2 minutes left. We had to convert this to have a chance to win. I ran a deep post and the QB hit me over the top right at 17 yards to convert the first down. We ended up winning the game on that drive.

What song best describes your work ethic?

•Future- Go harder 

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

•Being smart, at the next level everyone is fast everyone is strong, so you have to have something that set you apart. I believe me being a fast learner will help me out tremendously.

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

•No one person,I miss all of my loved ones. They’re watching over me with our Heavenly Father.

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

•The boom boom room lol.

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

•Taylor Gabriel 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

•Respected, I don’t do anything for anyone not to like me, so I can care less if you don’t like me. 

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

•Josh Gordon, extremely talented player was a joy to watch, hoping he gets everything worked out eventually.
Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

•Hate to lose, winning to me is what we’re supposed to do, with proper preparation and execution you’ll win way more than you’ll lose. 

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

•My mom definitely, she raised three athletes my siblings, Mechi & Brandon and I. Always made sure we stayed on top of our work, and never let us quit anything no matter how hard it got. 

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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