Nigel Simmons: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Nigel Simmons
School: New Mexico Highlands University
Position: Running Back/Wide Receiver/Kick Returner
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.