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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Dwight Lawrence, DB, The Citadel

Dwight Lawrence the defensive back from The Citadel recently sat down with Damond Talbot the owner of NFL Draft Diamonds.
Dwight Lawrence the defensive back from The Citadel recently sat down with Damond Talbot the owner of NFL Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Dwight Lawrence
  • Position: DB ( Safety / Corner )
  • College: The Citadel
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 180
  • Twitter: @begreat7_
  • Instagram: @begreat7_

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2023 NFL Draft? 

  • Besides my mentality and physical ability on the field, my IQ for the game separates me from a lot of guys. I take extreme pride in my techniques and being versatile to play in different positions

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

  • As far as I can remember I’ve always been interested in football my whole life from just playing in the neighborhood with friends before I actually started playing organized football in 6th grade. 

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

  • I love to be coached hard every day every rep, that’s how I get better as an individual player but also helps me make my team better as a unit.

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be? 

  • There’s a lot. If I had to chose one it would be St. Jude Cancer Research. I lost my dad to cancer and my mom battles leukemia.

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

  • Make the small sacrifices now to have a lifetime of the life I want

Who was your childhood hero? 

  • My boy Haha Clinton Dix

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school? 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

  • Not being prepared

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome? 

  • Period of time I couldn’t be with my mom or dad because of drug abuse

What is your favorite snack food? 

  • Ramen noodles 

What is the best part of football? 

  • The grind and relationships you make along the way

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say? 

  • I’m hardworking, dedicated, coachable, and anything I set me my mind to do will get done.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be? 

  • One of my coach compares me to Brandon Meriweather, but I would say maybe Tyrann Mathieu

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

  • Tough… MLK, President Obama, and Kanye . They all have been through and far overcame adversity they faced. They have faced many trials and must have an interesting and unique outlook on life to be able to vision things a certain away that others before thought impossible.

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 [email protected]

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