Name: Dwaine Thomas
School: Southeastern Louisiana
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
Though I didn’t attain some of my personal goals, the season was a success due to the teams success. I got to be apart of a winning environment and it felt great. I felt I did the most with the role I was asked to take on as I could.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My coaches and teammates will tell you that I play hard and with great effort. I’m always full speed ahead to the ball.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I find what my opponent isn’t great at so that I can attack his weaknesses. I look for any advantage I might have. I also critique myself on what I can be doing differently so that my game can evolve weekly.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
Ever since High school I’ve been in every spot on a football field. I feel that I have a skill set that allows me to be used in different packages because I can move around. I feel like I can play on the edge, in the stack or out in space. No matter the amount of snaps I play people will know when I’m in the game.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I’ve been working with a lot of different people. I’ve been working with a lot of guys who’ve played in the league so that I can pick their brains about numerous things. I also train at Oschner sports training facility in New Orleans. I’m trying to improve multiple phases of my game so that I can be on the field in any situation. I want to be able to drop back and cover on a pass just as well as rushing the passer to get to the quarterback.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
No matter what I’m going to do the work. No matter the circumstances I’m going to find a way to get it done. I don’t quit. I’m also not troublesome. I’ve never had any off the field issues. I’m a model citizen and I think I do well at earning the respect of my peers.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
I’m a diamond in the rough. I’ll make the best of any situation. I have a versatile skill set and I’m ready to work. If you believe in me you’ll get the best out of me.