Dominique Long: 2022 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Dominique Long
School: Duke University/Michigan State University
Position: DB
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 200

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

Goals that I set for my final collegiate season included diversifying my special teams resume.

Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?

I took advantage of the extra year by taking a chance and entering the transfer portal. I wanted to play in a different conference with new opportunities. Showing that I can still perform great on special teams in a different conference.

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

I believe coaches and players would say that I am hard working, determined, and a player with great physical attributes and hustle.

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

When studying film I focus on personnel and their abilities. Certain players can have different releases or be told to run different routes based on their abilities. I pay attention to opponents alignment, down and distance to see if teams run certain schemes in certain situations.

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

I believe that the mix of my size, strength, speed and overall intelligence separates me from others in my position.

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

My speed, strength, size, and ability to break down the game are all things that separate me on the field. I would say that my ability to understand people from different backgrounds and collaborate makes me a great teammate and helps me better my team off the field. My intelligence and time management skills being able to obtain a bachelor’s degree as a mechanical engineer and play D1 football helps me be a great teammate off the field as well.

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

To the NFL I would say that investing your time in me is a wise choice you will be getting a hard working. Determined player who would be willing to use their great assets in any way to help the team.