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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Drew Seers, LB, Lindenwood University

Drew Seers, LB, Lindenwood University 2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview
Drew Seers the hard-hitting and play-making linebacker from DIvision 2 Lindenwood University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Drew Seers
  • Position: LB
  • College: Lindenwood University 
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 230 lbs
  • Twitter: @seers5
  • Instagram: @drewseers

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

I bring a lot of energy when I’m on the field, It’s just who I am. When I’m on the field or doing anything football-related I tend to be yelling and trying to hype up everyone around me. I’m sure some people get annoyed by it but I can’t help it.

2.What is a moment that improved you as a football player?

My freshman year I was in practice and I jumped at the line of scrimmage to try and bat down a ball. As I was coming down from jumping one of the linemen caught me in mid-air. Instead of him throwing me, he just set me down to the ground and said “I just spared you”. This made me realize that I was no longer in high school and that it wasn’t a good idea to play linebacker in college at 197lbs. I quickly started to gain weight and never looked back.

3. What role do you hope to have if you make it into the NFL?

Whatever role they need me to play. I would do anything they asked me to do. If that means practice squad, then so be it. If that means I have to play kickoff, then I will go take somebody’s head off. If they asked me to mop the floors in order to stay on the team then I would do it. It does not matter!!!

4.How do you prepare for games?

How I prepare for a game is really nothing out of the ordinary. Wake up, eat a little snack, go to walk-through, meet with the defense, go to our pre-game meal. After that I start to lock it in a little more and focus on the task at hand. About two hours out from the game time I’ll start listening to my pre-game playlist which includes a lot of Gucci Mane, YFN Lucci, Future, Drake etc. Dreams and nightmares has to be played at least once before I go out on the field to warm-up. After that it’s time to warm-up and before you know it, it’s time to go.

5.What sets you apart from other linebackers?

My ability to hustle to the ball. I will never be the biggest, strongest, or fastest linebacker however, I’m confident in my ability to get to the ball.

6.What past or present NFL coach would you want to learn from the most and why?

Mike Ditka. He was such an old-school coach and had that raw mentality about football. He wouldn’t hesitate to cuss me out and tell me very clearly in what areas I suck as a player. I’ve never had this type of coaching before and I think I would benefit from it greatly.

7. Rank focus,footwork and skill based on what is most important to you as a football player and explain why

The order of focus, footwork, and skill is already correct in my opinion. Your focus before a play should be priority number one. If you’re not looking at the right thing then you will never go the right way. Footwork compliments your focus and takes you to the play efficiently. If your footwork is wrong then it doesn’t matter if your focus is on the right thing. While skill is ranked last it’s still important. I’ve known guys that have lacked skill but still been adequate linebacker because their focus and footwork were great. However, if you want to be a great linebacker then you need to have a lot of skill as well.

8.What  is your favorite coverage and why?

Anytime I’m man to man on the back then I’d consider it my favorite. This makes the run game much easier because you’re less worried about where to go during a pass play. Plus, I’ll be able to react quickly when they run screens. However, If I had to pick a zone coverage then I’d say cover 4.

9.What should we know about Drew Seers the person?

I’m an ambitious guy who has big goals in life. Football is not who I am, it’s what I do. The day that football is taken away from me then it’s right on to my next goal in life. I’m a big family guy I’ve always been like that. If we’re close enough friends then I consider you my family as well. If I had a lot of money then my shoe game would be stupid. I like fishing even though I only do it once in a blue moon and canes are better than Chick-fil-A.

10.How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

This is something that I’ve struggled with in the past but has gotten better at recently. When things got hard I used to avoid it and seek comfort immediately. This obviously resulted in a very negative mindset and way to live life. Now, I embrace the struggles and try to get out of my comfort zone as much as possible. Getting out of your comfort zone is how you grow and how you progress in life. Any challenges that I face now, I just see them as an opportunity to grow.

11.What do you love about the game of football?

My first answer will always be physicality. That’s what drew me to this game as a kid. I play a very physical position and it takes a toll on my body but I wouldn’t want it any other way. The other and more significant reason is the brotherhood. There’s something about building relationships with guys that are working towards the same goals as you. When it’s 20 degrees out and you have to get up at 4:45am for a winter workout, there’s no part of me that wants to do that. However, knowing my teammates are counting on me and expect me to show up, it makes all the difference. That’s when real bonds form, when guys are working and suffering together.

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

I’m looking forward to just being back out on the field and competing against a different team. It’s been two years since we stepped on the field and I’m eager to do it again. We’ve got a special group of guys and a chance to go all the way this year if we prepare to the best of our ability.

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