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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Desmond Veals, LB, Lamar University

Desmond Veals Lamar NFL Draft 2022
Desmond Veals the play-making linebacker from Lamar University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Desmond Veals
  • Position: LB
  • College: Lamar University 
  • Height: 6’0″
  • Weight: 210 lbs
  • Twitter: @D_TVeals24
  • Instagram: @Desmond_Veals  
  1. What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

I grew up with a football in my hand, that’s just always the ball I picked up as a kid and stuck with it.

2. What is your favorite coverage and why?

Cover 3 because there’s so many ways to disguise and move to play around with the QB. 

3. If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

Kam Chancellor because he’s my all time favorite safety. 

4. What are your favorite things about playing football for Lamar? 

There’s a family culture here that’s unbreakable. 

5. What is your favorite workout?

My favorite workouts consist of band movements & explosion drills. 

6. What are you still learning as a football player?

As a football player I feel there’s always something to learn there’s never such thing as too much knowledge. The more you know the more successful and slow the game is.

7. What are your favorite moments from your football life? 

My favorite moment from my football life would probably be playing for the salvation army in Beaumont, Texas, looking back I think everybody enjoyed the pee wee days.  

8. What type of energy do you bring onto the football field? 

On field my energy is high and locked in where I’m hype but I’m not too hype. 

9. How do you prepare for games?

It starts with practice, I try to have good practices and know what I want to do to a opponent when I get to the game. Before every game I listen to Zydeco music and a mix of Youngboy, the Zydeco helps me relax & focus, then right before we go out for the game I turn Youngboy on to get me in my zone while I look over the weekly key sheet. 

10. What would a team get in a player like you?

All in guy. whatever the goals are, what ever role that i plays that’s what gets handled. Work ethic along with football IQ & athleticism. All around guy who just comes to work. 

11. What should we know about Desmond Veals the person? 

Me as a person I’m always somewhere working or trying to do something pertaining to the future yet taking things day by day. 

12. What are you looking forward to in your upcoming season? 

This off-season I’ve been focusing on my techniques and living in the film room, in my upcoming season I plan to double my production numbers on field all while enjoying playing inside my teammates in the WAC.

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