Warren Thomas: 2021 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Warren Thomas
School: Midland University
Position: DE/OLB
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 245

Q: In your final collegiate season, what goals did you accomplish this fall or set for this upcoming spring?

One main goal I had was to graduate in December and I was able to accomplish that. Another goal was to get double digit TFL and score on defense because I missed an opportunity last season. I was able to do both this season, two things I had never done previously.

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

That I am person that can be counted on, on and off the field. As well as someone who always shows up and makes plays while bringing great enthusiasm. I always try to bring the energy and make plays that will create a spark.

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

I focus on my technique and also my effort, those are two very important things that help a player make plays. I also like trying to find tendencies and small things that the other team does so that i can have an advantage on them.

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

I feel that my length and knowledge of the game are somethings that separate me from other prospects. Also, playing offensive line in high school and in the beginning of college gives me insight on how a lineman is thinking when going against me.

Q: What is your plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities, especially with the virus limiting pro days/training facilities/etc?

My plan is to train at my school with our athletic trainer who has experience training players at Exos in Dallas and also working with a former NFL defensive lineman I am close with.

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

One strength is just my love and knowledge for the game. I try my best to watch a lot of film and try to anticipate with the other team is doing. Another thing is my energy and excitement. I have always tried to create a spark within my team, whether it’s practice, a game, or even working out. Another thing is my quickness off the ball. Being able to get penetration and disrupt plays is huge.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL/CFL or any other professional leagues?

I am a player who tries everything they can to do their job and make the team better. I have worked hard my whole career being a walk on and having to earn a spot and having been under looked. Those experiences have made me into a hungry motivated person who is trying to show everyone what they slept on.