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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Trevor Bates, DL, University of Maine

Trevor Bates of Maine is an animal off the edge. Offensive lineman struggle with his speed and power
Trevor Bates of Maine is an animal off the edge. Offensive lineman struggle with his speed and power

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?

Trevor Bates

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’2″ 250

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

University of Maine

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

I have been a part of black bear mentoring, which has allowed me to develop a relationship with a younger kid in the community over the past 5 years

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


Where are you from? 

Westbrook, ME

Who is your role model, and why? 

Momma dukes! She has taught me how to serve others with love, and how to live by my faith

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball & basketball

 Did you play any other positions in football? 

FB and TE in HS

At your position, what separates you from others?

My instincts

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

Offensive line weaknesses and tells, and formation tendencies

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Terrance West

trevor bates 1If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why? 

Cameron Wake. Relentless to the ball and ability to make big plays

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

Growing up without a father. Took me a very long time, but finally accepting the situation and now having a good relationship with him has helped me overcome it

 Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Pray and listen to music

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

Showing coaches that I can compete and win against players from bigger schools 

What is your biggest strength? 

Relentless effort

What is your biggest weakness?

Max protection

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

I’m a fast learner and a very hard worker. Whatever the coaches ask of me I will get done and I will do everything to contribute to the team winning

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

Demarcus Ware

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

Jesus Christ, Ray Lewis, Denzel Washington 

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy? 

My mother a vehicle with a big red ribbon 

Rapid Answers:

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  • Madden or Mario?

Damond Talbot

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