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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Lucas Nikolaisen, TE, Holy Cross

Lucas Nikolaisen is a player that no one is talking about but they should be

NFL Draft Diamonds website has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible player. We hope to bring you more than 500 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 to the right.  Now let’s meet our next prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Lucas Nikolaisen

What is your Height/Weight?

6’5 265lbs

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Holy Cross

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

Being a Big Brother to less fortunate kids around school through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program has been awesome. Watching these kids grow up and having the ability to be a part of their lives for the past four years is a special experience.

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

Microeconomic Theory

Where are you from?

St. Louis, Missouri

Who is your role model, and why?

My mom and dad are my role models because they have sacrificed so much for me to get to where I am today.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball and Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

FB and LS

At your position, what separates you from others?

My run blocking and quickness for my size.

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

I look for specific tendencies a guy I am going against might have. Then I look to see what his weaknesses and strengths are.  

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Zack Hodges from Harvard

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Jason Witten. One of the most reliable to ever play the position, and he’s always making plays.

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

Playing as an undersized freshman. Overcame it by getting in the weight room and working my way up to 265.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Listening to music

What is your biggest strength?

Physicality on the field

What is your biggest weakness?

Consistency with my long snaps

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

I’d say you would be getting a guy who would come in day in and day out as one of your hardest workers and who is always eager to learn.

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

The Greatest Show on Turf – St. Louis Rams

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

Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Seth Rogan

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

Buy my dad a new tractor.

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