NFL Draft 2017 Prospect: Darius Thomas

Name: Darius Thomas
College: Henderson State
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 197

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

Darius: Relentless, Fearless, Playmaker.

Q: How are you going to train/prepare this offseason in preparation for the draft or other pro opportunities?

Darius: I have been training with a speed trainer working on becoming faster, more explosive, as well as fine tuning my technique.

Q: If you could compare yourself to one current or former NFL player who would it be and why?

Darius: I would Have to Say Tyrann Mathieu because of his Versatility and passion for the game. He can’t be put in a box of just being a DB he plays everywhere.

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

Darius: Offensive tendencies, blocking schemes, QB’s favorite target, and WR releases and route running.

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

Darius: My passion and love for the game. I play with a chip on my shoulder so I play with a certain intensity.

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

Darius: I would bring competitiveness to the team that would make me and my teammates better day in and day out. A player who is ready to make contributions right away by challenging teammates on the field as well as challenging them to do better off the field.

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

Darius: Any team that gives me an opportunity would be getting a versatile player who is hungry and a hard worker. I love special teams, I bring my hard hat every day. I am a small school guy, nothing has ever been handed to me, I’ve worked for everything I have, and I will come in day in and day out and earn my keep

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