Lamar Watson: 2019 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Lamar Watson
School: Monmouth College
Position: DE
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 246

Q: What goals did you accomplish heading into your final collegiate season?

I wanted to personally win another conference championship and go deep in the playoffs with my team. Unfortunately, we landed short on both of those goals. I was named to the all-conference team for the 3rd year straight, which was another goal of mine coming into the season.

Q: What would your coaches say about the type of player you are?

I feel that my coaches would say that I’m a great leader on the field. In practice, I try to bring as much energy to the table as I can, while also leading both vocally and physically on the field. A lot of people do a bunch of talking, but it doesn’t show with their play on the field. I take pride in holding myself accountable on the field.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?

I like to focus on my speed off the ball, technique, and what teams like to do in certain situations, such as pass and run downs. Going up against big O-lineman, I like to see what their weaknesses are and what ways I could expose that with my technique and style of play.

Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?

I’m very coachable and willing to learn more from my coaches and teammates everyday. I feel that I can learn a little something from everyone around me, I like to take what I learn and apply that in a way that makes me different from other defensive ends.

Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?

I plan to work a ton on where I feel my weaknesses are. I think going to the professional level, teams are looking for explosion and speed. I plan to work on both of those categories leading up to any professional opportunities, as well as maintaining muscle and the correct weight.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

Leadership and hard work. No matter where I go, I plan to make an impact with my work ethic. I feel that if you work hard enough, the results will come, it’s a process that I’m willing to go through to be the best at my position.

Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?

Taking a chance on me won’t be a mistake. Whoever decides to give me the chance to continue my football career, will get my all, day in and day out.