Deon Crayon: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Deon Crayon
School: Portland State
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
I wanted to be better than I was in my incoming year and focus on being consistent.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
They would say that I can be left on an island throughout the game and win my one on one matchups. They would also say I have a positive attitude and a love for the game.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I focus on third down plays, formations and what routes are ran out of them, wide receiver splits, wide receiver releases against press, and how they run their routes in off man.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I think what separates me is that I’m a lengthy cornerback with a high IQ. I will also say that my willingness to work is something I pride myself on as well.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I trained with Brad Packer and Kieran McDonagh at Advanced Athlete Academy. Once the quarantine is over I plan on continuing my training with them.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
They will be getting a lengthy corner who will make plays on the ball and someone that they will be able to leave on an island. They will also be getting someone with a good football IQ and someone who is not complacent and willing to learn more than what they already know about the game.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL/CFL or any other pro leagues?
I’m a student of the game and have always been an underdog who’s had to go above and beyond to prove people wrong. I need one team to believe in me. I am willing to work, willing to play on special teams, and willing to do whatever it takes to get to the next level.