NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Devon Breaux, WR, Tulane University
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What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
6’0 / 181
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
I’ve cleaned out houses that were damaged in New Orleans From Hurricane Katrina.
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
Where are you from?
Who is your role model, and why?
My role model is my Mom, because she’s the strongest person I’ve ever met. She have been through a lot and she has always pushed me when things got tough.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
I played basketball and Track. I ran track in college also, and was An All-American long Jumper.
Did you play any other positions in football?
I played Quarterback and Cornerback in high school. I got to college & was moved to Wide reciever.
At your position, what separates you from others?
My speed separates me from others because I am able to stretch the field and get behind the defense. That’ll open up things underneath.
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
I look for keys in the defense that can give us an idea of what coverage their in. Hand signals, where their eyes are. I look for how far the safeties are from the hash marks. And if the corners eyes are on me or the Quarterback.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
The toughest player I ever faced have to be Between Tavon Young from temple, or William Jackson III, from Houston.
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
I would have to say Desean Jackson. He has great speed, nice hands, and he can’t stretch the defense.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
The biggest obstacle I had to over come was when I got into my junior of my football career. After I had an amazing track career. 2015 conference gold medalist. NCAA all-American. Following spring ball, I was getting asked a lot of questions would I return to the team after a coaching change, would I do track full time and pursue the olympics. The offense changed and I really had a big decision to make. I couldn’t transfer because I had to graduate in the spring. I had to either make a decision to better myself, or make a decision to help the team. I chose to not leave the team. And help my team win in any way I can. I knew that the offense would not be the same and the wide receivers would not see the ball as much but I still remain loyal to my teammates and my brothers. I had to ignore all the outside things and realize what’s important.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I listen to Deion Sanders hall of fame speech a lot before games.
What is your biggest strength?
My biggest strength is my routes and speed. Not many guys have speed and precise routes.
What is your biggest weakness?
My biggest weakness is my size, I’m not a 190LB guy.
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
I would say that I am not only a football player but I am a leader on and off the field. I will work the hardest and will help the team in any way I can. I’ve never been in any trouble of any kind. I’m not a local leader but I will lead by example. I will compete every day, and I’m very coachable.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
My favorite player in the NFL was Michael Crabtree because he run great routes and has good hands.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
1) My Grandfather (he died a few days before I was born)
2) Chris Carter
3) Will Smith
What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?
the first big item I would buy would probably be a house for my mom that I’ve always promised myself I would get her.