DeMarcus Robinson: 2022 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: DeMarcus Robinson
School: Florida International University
What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
Mostly to remain healthy and continue to work hard on and off the field to be able to perform at the best of my ability!
Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?
I took full advantage! That extra year gave me more time to grow as not only a football player, but a better man as-well. A lot of time spent training, perfecting my craft and becoming a better version of me. On top of getting the chance to go from FCS to FBS which was a huge transition for me!
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
Off top hard worker no doubt! Next to trustworthy, respectful and a all around genuine dude! A lot of my teammates would always say I was funny, but that was just me being myself. I like to have fun with everything while still getting everything accomplished.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
When I’m watching an opponent I study tendencies. How they run certain routes, Strengths / Weakness & Re appearing gestures or movements one does that can give you a clue for what they are about to do. You have to always play with great eyes and it’s never a guess, but studying guys habits and how he attacks plays even when he isn’t the go to guy is vital. When I’m watching film on myself I try to improve as much as possible from session to season. I may be harder on myself when watching myself on tape then my coaches because there’s always room for improvement. So even if there was a clip where I broke up a pass for a PBU I’m going back and watching the tape in slow mo to see how I could’ve came out of that break faster to turn that PBU into a Interception.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
That I’m the true definition of a big corner! I’m a long lengthy corner who can play just as dynamic as the smaller corners and that’s where I feel I make my money. With my long arms I love to get in Wr’s face to play press man and challenge them at the line of scrimmage. With my 6’3 fame I cover a lot of ground and make throws harder for a QB trying to throw over or around me. And to top it all off I’ve never been afraid to come down and lay a hat on someone.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I’m currently in my draft prep now training for my upcoming pro day in March. I decided to train with trainers David Ihedigbo & James Jefferson @ LJ’s Performance training located in Houston, Tx where we’re working day in and day out to meet those pro day goal numbers we plan to meet.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
The strengths I will bring to a team on the field is my ability to listen and take coaching. I pick up to schemes and playbooks fast and can adjust to any system! It’s been proven when I made the transition from FCS Prairie View A&M University to FBS Florida international. Off the field I’m one of those players you don’t have to look over your back for. Don’t have to worry about me getting in any off the field trouble and being a great face in the community means a lot to me so I couldn’t see myself doing anything to tarnish my face or families name.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
March 30th Riccardo Silva Stadium I’m putting on a show that you don’t want to miss and I’m more then certain I’ll turn a couple heads and raise a few eye brows to be one of those guys you want to bring into camp.