Name: Derrick Maxwell Jr
School: Emporia State University
Position: S/Nickel
Height: 6-0
Weight: 200

Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season? 

I had two goals before the season. One, I wanted to be an All conference player. Two, I just wanted to be a best leader I can be for my team this year. I felt like if I did that everything will fall in place on the field.

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

They will say I’m a very passionate player who brings the juice every day. A player who just loves the game of football.

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

When I watch film I focus on my technique in man coverage a lot. I feel like at DB you are at a disadvantage at times, so there’s always room for improvement even if you win a rep.

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

I think what separates me is the feel for the game I have, the passion I bring on the field and the ability to lead in critical moments in the game.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

My off-season plan is to train for the pro day. Work on all phases of my game. And also prepare mentally for the journey that is to come.

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

The ability to come to work everyday and find ways to get better. To be a team player and bring a dominant mentality on the field. To be respectful to all and represent me and my family in a great way.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?

To just know that I am thankful for any opportunity to play the game. I will bring passion and hard work everyday and to know that you are getting a relentless player who wants to be the best no matter where he is and help the team win games.