2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Dominique Bradshaw, DB, Western Kentucky University
- Name: Dominique Bradshaw
- Position: Cornerback/Safety
- College: Western Kentucky University
- Height: 6’0
- Weight: 180
- Twitter: @Dombradshaw9
- Instagram: @214Bean
What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2023 NFL Draft?
I feel I am a top prospect because of the grit, leadership, dog eat dog mentality I bring to work daily. With countless hours of field, mobility, and weight room work, as well as breaking down film so I dominate my opponent and ultimately help my team be 1-0 every week. I learn fast which helps me to be able to play multiple positions in the secondary allowing me to be a versatile player on any defense.
At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?
Football has never been something I was just interested in, it’s more of a love and passion that has been with me since the age of 5.
What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?
An NFL team/staff is getting a passionate hardworking individual, who comes to work everyday focused on the task at hand. I am also a motivator/leader looking to help make those around me better. Lastly, whoever chooses me to be apart of their team is getting a coachable player with a “coach me coach” attitude.
If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?
I would donate to any youth foundation looking to help better trouble/less fortunate teens lives. We have to be able to help the youth prepare for this world because they will one day be our next leaders in society.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
The best advice I received was “No storm last forever, even the sun has to see rain somedays.” To me this quote is saying that no matter how many bad days you have always keep your head up and keep pushing. Soon any troubles you have will clear and you’ll continue to shine light on somebody.
Who was your childhood hero?
My childhood hero has to be my dad, Derrick Bradshaw. He has always been a provider for me and my siblings looking to make sure we have whatever we need. I hope to retire him and my mom one day and give them everything they gave to me.
Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school? The most underrated teammate on my team has to be the big sleeper my roommate AJ Brathwaite. AJ comes to work daily and we both push each other to reach a new ceiling everyday.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is having laziness or negative minded energy around me. I look to work hard and keep positive thoughts through adversity, so I would like the people around me to push for that as well.
Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?
Hardest thing in life to overcome for me has to be when my family and I lost our house and nearly filed for bankruptcy. With that I wasn’t able to go to camps or pay for college coming from high school. I used that as my motivation to keep going I went to JUCO hungry with no offers and came out a top CB with 20+ scholarships. Won’t stop till I give my parents a new house to call their own.
Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?
This school and community of Bowling Green is just one big family. Everyone is so nice and friendly they support me and my teammates 100%.
What is your favorite snack food?
My favorite snack has to be fruit snacks.
What is the best part of football?
For me the best part about football is the process of building from off-season all the way to camp and seeing the growth in my game from year to year. But my ultimate favorite is studying my opponents every move to see my team go 1-0.
If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?
Dominique Bradshaw is a maverick who’s a coachable, disciplined leader with a hardworking mentality looking to excel everyday.
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?
Darrelle Revis due to the swagger and technique he plays with and the juice he brings to his teammates just by making plays.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?
- Muhammad Ali facing everything he faced in life I would like to see his outlook on life and see how he stay mentally sane through it all.
- Lebron James being one of the best athletes ever I want to see what’s pushed him to not get complacent through success. Also would like to see how he stays motivated with all that he’s earned.
- Charles Woodson with him being one of the greats would love to see how he analyzes the game.