Donovan Thompson: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Donovan Thompson
School: Angelo State University
Position: Wide Receiver
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
My goal were to dominate week in and week out. As a senior, I wanted to make sure that I was a positive leader and helped my team win games. I also wanted to make sure that I got some good film on tape to prove to scouts that I could play on the next level.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Technician, Confident, Passionate.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
Right now, I’m doing my pro day training with Kerry Bennett at a facility in the Houston area called Frozen Ropes. I’m doing wide receiver specific training with Matt Kerstetter.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
While watching film, I focus on a variety of things. I like to look at the tendencies of the DBs. I also like to look at the different mix up of coverages and blitzes in down and distance situations.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
I’m a fast learner, I understand offensive schemes well. I work very hard at my craft. I consider myself a technician. I also have great hands.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I’m willing to anything to win. I’m going to lay it all on the line. I have the ability to make tough catches in tough situations. I could be that extra spark to a team whether on offense or even special teams.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
I believe that a team whatever team gives me the opportunity will be satisfied. I’m confident that i can perform well on the next level and give that team that extra spark. I’m a fast learner and I’m always willing to learn. I understand offensive schemes and have a pretty good football IQ. I’m tough and i never back down from a challenge. Whatever team out there that gives me an opportunity to play ball won’t regret it