Dante’ Redwood: 2019 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Dante’ Redwood
School: Mercyhurst
Position: DB
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 190

Q: What goals did you accomplish heading into your final collegiate season?

Becoming defensive MVP of my team. Also, being named 1st team all conference along with becoming an all region selection as well.

Q: What would your coaches say about the type of player you are?

My coaches would say I’m a very athletic player who can make plays all over the field and I have my biggest plays in big games and important moments. They would also say I’m a coachable player who constantly works to improve his game at all times of the day.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?

What I focus on while studying film are my breaks in respect to the routes that are run at me and my eye discipline. I believe eye discipline is one of the most important things for a DB that doesn’t get talked about as much as other attributes. I’m constantly focusing on having good eye discipline to be able to react on routes faster.

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

What separates me from other players at my position is my understanding of the game. I trust that my mental preparation and football IQ will enhance my physical abilities on the field. As a result, having the mental capacity and preparation in a football game creates a dangerous player.

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

I have been working out at Mercyhurst during the past few months because I am finishing my last semester of school. I have had guidance and assistance from my strength & conditioning coach as he is the one who’s helped me get to the point I’m at in transforming from a young 18 year-old kid into a 22 year-old man.

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

My strengths and abilities I can bring into a team is leadership and a strong work ethic. Both of these qualities apply to on and off the field as leadership is always required on the field as someone guys can rally behind. Also, a strong work ethic can be an example for other guys to always demand the best out of themselves and others by holding themselves and others accountable for their actions.

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

By bringing me into your respective organization, you will instantly get an athletic man who can instantly buy into what you are trying to accomplish. By buying in I will do anything that is asked of me and I will do it giving everything I’ve got in me. I’m a passionate person and player who loves to win and hates losing so this characteristic about me is something I believe could be beneficial to any organization.