Devonte’ Dillion: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Devonte’ Dillion
School: American International
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
Some of my goals heading into my final season was to be more of a vocal leader and show the younger players right from wrong through my actions. Also, to capitalize on opportunities with knowing that they come every so often.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Finesse, Smart, and Patient.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
This offseason I will be training with Coach Christian Ferrara of AP Academy, attacking each session giving everything I got.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
With studying film initially, I like to watch the opponents’ style of game flow. See if they like to take shots early in the game, or do they run on 1st/2nd down. Then I’ll break down based off my role in the upcoming game. So, if I’m the boundary corner, I’ll focus on my receiver alignment in the boundary and what routes he tends to run with inside/outside releases.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
What separates me from other players at my position is that I’m extremely patient, I don’t panic when playing the ball in the air, even if I’m beat, it doesn’t matter in the sense that I can still make a play with staying patient and playing through the hands.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Strengths and abilities I will bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field is that you’ll get a humble hungry savage. My mindset of never being satisfied allows me to grow and always want to get better. Off the field, you’ll get a player who leads by example and has high morals.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
Coming from a small school, not much was given, but everything was expected. With that being said, I’m hungry for an opportunity if it’s in God’s plan, I will not disappoint.