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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: De’Andre Thomas, QB, Carson-Newman University

De'Andre Thomas is an athletic quarterback with quick feet and good arm strength
De’Andre Thomas is an athletic quarterback with quick feet and good arm strength

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name?

De’Andre’ Thomas

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11” 203

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Carson-Newman University 

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?

Host a free youth football camp for my community  back at home (Milledgeville, GA)

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

Economics & Statistics 

Where are you from?


Who is your role model, and why?

The lord, he has the correct guidance of how to live a wealthy life.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball & Track

Did you play any other positions in football?

Nickel back (high school), RB, WR

At your position, what separates you from others?

My knowledge of the game at my position, my footwork in the pocket, being able to analyze coverages, and making every throw consistently.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

Defensive tendencies, down and distance, as well as personal.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Alvin ‘Bud’ Dupree, L.J McCray, 

Thomas-_De-AndreIf you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Tyrod Taylor or Russell Wilson, same size and their mobility and ability to dissect coverages 

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Transitioning from high school to college, I overcame it by working harder in college than I did in high school

Do you have any pre-game rituals?


What is your biggest strength?

Making passes consistently 

What is your biggest weakness?

Deep ball 

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

Possess great leadership on and off the field, relentless work ethic, coachable player, willing to learn and correct own mistakes.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

Growing up Michael Vick, and Deion Sanders. Falcons 

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Ray Lewis, Lebron James, Meagan Good

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

It will be an investment.

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi?
  • Pizza or Burgers?
  • Dogs or Cats? Neither

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