Name: Derric Hawthorn
School: Mississippi College
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
The main goals that I set in my final collegiate season were making the program better, becoming a better leader, and being versatile player.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My teammates would say that I’m one of a kind and that I’ve set the standards high whether if it was practice, meetings, or preparation and that I am very hard working and very motivational and humble. My coaches would say that I am a true leader and hard worker and that am a leader first and player second. When in doubt I know they would count on me with making the play.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
When studying film, I watch the players on special team to see what I’m up against special team exposes what type of player he is whether it’s blocking or running the ball, I also look at my match up and what techniques he use so that I would know what to expect and also I prepare for the unexpected too. I watch the moves of the running back to see what’s his favorite thing to do and I also watch the QB to see who’s his go to. I study the top players just incase I have to play another position.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
The main thing that separates me from other prospects is that I’m a for sure versatile player and I have a definite nose for the football, I’m quicker and more tougher than the rest.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My offseason plan is to become stronger, faster, smarter, and more physical. I plan to focus on perfecting my form of speed, durability, footwork, and hip movement.
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 the team is being able to play any position on special teams or defense, my ability to learn fast, and my toughness.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
My final pitch is that I’m a jack of all trades and that I am definitely going to help better the team and change the program, so with that being said be the first to get me I promise you will not regret it.