NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Darius Mouton, DB, Sam Houston State University
- Darius Mouton
- Sam Houston State University
- Houston, TX
- Twitter: @FlyguyDmou
- GP: 11
- Total Tackles: 25
- TFL: 0.5
- INTs: 1
What is your favorite song to listen to prior to competing?
I can rap and make music, so you can say I listen to myself.
How would your teammates describe you as both a player and person?
I may be the most energetic person you’ve seen, as an athlete I’m super competitive always figuring out a way to win in what I’m doing. As a person I’ll definitely make you laugh full of positivity.
How do you and your teammates make practice and film study fun?
For practice, it’s all about competing we trash talk to each other bringing the best out of one another. Having some pizza or snacks during film sessions can help keep everyone focused on the goal of getting better.
When you are studying film, what is your main focus to gain a competitive advantage?
I know that I’m very athletic so my main focus is to know what to expect, breaking down their tendencies and understanding my opponents.
While at the Collegiate level, who has been the toughest player you have competed against?
Maybe Josh Allen from Wyoming. He was very smart and had a nice arm.
For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
My support system, I’ll give 110% no matter what for the people in my corner.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be?
If I was even taller that would be pretty scary for people.
What do you value most from your Collegiate experience?
The experience of competing with some of the best talent around the nation all chasing a common goal.
Who is your personal hero?
My mom, I love her dedication to be great no matter the adversity.
Tell me something about yourself nobody would know.
I used to be terrified of Michael Myers.
How do you work on yourself?
By taking care of the little detail in my life.
If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
The Man v. Food guy, his meals be looking pretty good.
If you could have any superpower, what power would it be and why?
Power mimicry, there is nothing better than having all superpowers in one.
What would constitute a perfect day for you?
Just getting the things done that I had planned for that day.
Who inspired you as a young athlete?
I Loved Deion Sanders and LaDainian Tomlinson.
What are the positive attributes that you bring to a professional football team?
Competitive at a whole new level, also I’m highly energized, I can definitely crank practice up if it feels sluggish to get the best production out of the team.
Tell me about a time where you overcame a challenge.
When I was in 3rd grade, I seen this guy do a backflip and instantly wanted to learn. The problem was I was scared to fall on my neck and couldn’t build the courage to do it. Later that day I pulled my mattress to the floor it didn’t happen the first time. Over and over again I flipped until I landed the perfect backflip, now I feel as if I can flip like a pro.
What one skill would you like to improve on? What’s your plan for doing so?
Because my athleticism is natural I would love to keep an edge on my opponents by getting as much film study as possible to be both mentally and athletically better.
What NFL WR, past or present, would you be most excited to line up against?
Odell Beckham Jr. and Antonio Brown. If you want to be the best you must compete with the best.
What current/former NFL player do you model your playing style after?
I love the athletic Deion Sanders.
What is the best part of your hometown; Houston, TX?
I was able to play against some great talent in high school which made college that much more normal.
In 15 words or less, give me your pitch to an NFL GM on why you should be a part of their organization
My overall energy and effort transition from practice to the games, making my teammates better is why I should be a part of the organization.