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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Desdamon Lake, DB, Ohio Dominican

Desdamon Lake
Desdamon Lake the versatile defensive back from Ohio Dominican recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Desdamon Lake 
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight:190
  • Position: Free Safety
  • College: Ohio Dominican 
  • Twitter: @deslake21

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

  • Chick-fil-a

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

  • Effort on every play and the very few targets  I get.  

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money?

  • I would invest in homes and pay for college to finish playing football!

What has been your biggest failure?

  • My biggest failure was trying out for hocking college after I played there in 2015 but didn’t make the team in 2018. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • They always say I’m trustworthy and aspiring. 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • Going to a new team This year but it was Micah Tillman At Urbana University outside of me. 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Yes, when I played at Cabrillo College. And I was called Superman. 

What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job?

  • My degree will be in business management and to own multiple business like a restaurant, invest in houses, etc. 

What is your coolest life moment?

  • When I make someone else happy I get the most excitement. 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

  • You should let me love you. 

If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking?

  • Denzel Washington. 

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Who is your favorite football team?

  • New Orleans Saints 

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

  • Don’t cross this yard line or you will be got. 

What is your biggest fear?

  • Losing my support system. 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

  • Alvin Kamara

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

  • First off I wake up and pray. I listen to music, I eat breakfast. I watch film. I call my step mom and dad and than like the last hour or two I’m listening to headphones zoning out. 

Do you have any hobbies?

  • Only thing I do is workout and sleep. 

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be?

  • I would compare myself to Troy Polamalu if I had the freedom he had. 

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

  • My step parents for sure. And because they took me in and help me grow into a better person when life was hard. They work super hard to take care of the family.

What motivates you to work hard?

  • Knowing that I am able to wake up again and do what I love everyday keeps me motivated. My mom living house to house keeps me motivated. Adversity keeps me motivated. I just love the grind frl so I’m always ready to work!  

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

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