Derrian Meminger: 2019 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Derrian Meminger
School: Alcorn State/Indiana
Position: DT
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 290

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

Going into my final collegiate season, I accomplished coming from a different school to a new environment and basically starting over. I also learned how to be a better student of the game.

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

My coaches would probably say that I am a selfless blue collared player and I take my craft serious.

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

I mainly focus on the tendencies of the offensive lineman. Those such as looking to see if they lean in their stance to give away the run or light hands if it’s pass.

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

I would say my overall knowledge of the game and the way I approach it.

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

Right now, I am training in Clearwater, Florida at Athletic Truth Group (ATG) with a guy named Ben Patrick. He’s been preparing me to be in the best shape possible.

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

The fact that I would lead by example no matter what the cause is. I would make sure that I am dependable on and off the field. I want to win and will do anything it takes to win.

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

I would say it would be the excitement I bring to the game by just being able to play everyday. Knowing that this game is not promised to us everyday, I take the initiative to make everyday count. I’ve been through some ups and downs throughout my college athletic career but those situations molded me to be strong minded and prepared for any situation that is thrown at me.