Nigel Simmons: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Nigel Simmons
School: New Mexico Highlands University
Position: Running Back/Wide Receiver/Kick Returner
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 215

Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?

My goals where to show and prove I can play at an All-American level after being named a Pre Season All-American the previous year.

Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?

It would be versatile, crafty, and explosive. I Block, catch, and can get to the outside as well as get tough yards between the tackles.

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

I will be training with celebrity trainer Oscar Smith for my pro day and I’ve also signed an Arena contract since I didn’t get the touches I felt are necessary to show my ability.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?

From an offensive stand point, I watch how Linebacker’s flow to their gaps. If they flow too fast, it leaves a cutback lane, if they come too slow, I explode to the second level. When I watch myself, I just make sure the first guy doesn’t bring me down. Something I take great pride in.

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

I have the total package. Size, speed, strength, and quickness. I catch the ball like a Receiver and I’m a willing consistent pass blocker. I do it all.

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

Off the field, I’m a guy that keeps his nose clean. I’m all about football, if I’m not working out, I’m watching games or highlights of Running Back’s so I can take things from their game.

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

After receiving positive feedback from the Minnesota Vikings after the All-American Bowl, I was told if I can run a solid 40, I may have a place in this league. So I will be constantly working to improve my speed in effort to make a roster.

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