Derrick Vickers Sr: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Derrick Vickers Sr
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
Coming into my last seasons my expectations were very high because I killed workouts and practice throughout spring and summer and even fall camp. My goal was to showcase my talent and kill the game like I did in juco. Get in the endzone multiple times. Touching the ball one to three times out of each game after sitting not being warm made it kind of hard to accomplish that. So I just played my role and did what I could when the opportunity came around.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I work hard, a good teammate and I’m very versatile.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I focus on what sets the coverage off. The little things you will see to know what they are doing. I watch the person that is guarding me. The little things he does with his feet or his shade when he lines up. What foot he steps with first. If he is aggressive off the line in press.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I can play anything.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My plan was to train at this facility called “A3” with my trainer Ryan Beckwith and be able to run really fast. Run a fast 40, everything else will fall into place.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
A strength on the field for me is being able to play where they want me on offense and getting the job done. I’m a playmaker. Off the field strength ima get my film study in, my workouts and won’t have to worry about me not knowing the offense.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
Give me a shot. You won’t be disappointed.