Dajuan Darling: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Dajuan Darling
School: Lakeland
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 205

Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?

Some of my goals heading into my final season were to win our conference outright, win a D3 Championship, and earn All-American Honors.

Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?

In 3 words, I would describe my play style as Tenacious, Relentless, and Resilient.

Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?

For next level opportunities, I will train hard, smart, and effective so I can assure stability with the condition of my body.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?

When studying film for other opponents, I usually look for signals and the alignment of my opponents. Tendencies change periodically due to the strengths and weaknesses of other teams. I also look for weaknesses within my opponents game, so I can know how and where to attack.

Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?

What separates me from other players at my position is that I’m able to make everyone around me better and I’m the type of player you can plug in anywhere (Corner/Safety/Linebacker) and will instantly make a defense right. My past coach used to call me a WD-40 because no matter where he put me at, I would shine.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

Here are a couple strengths & abilities that I can bring to a team on and off the field:
Loyalty
Sportsmanship
Energy
Selflessness
Effort
Positive Mindset
Being a Role Model (On & Off The Field)
Competitive Nature
Physicality
Trend Setter
Motivator
Football IQ

Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?

I’m the type of person that if you ask me a question and I don’t know the answer, I will tell you I don’t know. The next time you see me, I’ll have the answer to that question along with multiple ways on how to solve it.

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