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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Damien Lewis, OG, LSU

Damien Lewis is one of the best guards in the country and he recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Jonathan Joyce for this prospect interview.

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • Damien Lewis
  • Louisiana State University
  • OG
  • 6’3”
  • 322lbs.
  • Hometown: Canton, MS
  • Twitter: @Damienlewis72

2018 Statistics:

  • GP: 13
via Damien Lewis (YouTube)

Coming from the JUCO level (Northwest Mississippi CC), what has the transition been like to SEC football?

The transition has been pretty smooth. Prior to LSU, I had already played on the big stage at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium for the championship while I was at NWCC so I was comfortable with playing in front of a large audience.

During your recruitment process, what separated LSU from potential suitors?

I think that the most influential factor was the coaching and the sense of community that the team has.

As an athlete, what is your motivation?

My biggest motivation is Jesus Christ (God) and my family.

via @Damienlewis72 (Twitter)

What defines success for you?

To me success if defined by how happy you are with the life you’re living.

What would your teammates say about the type of teammate you are?

I’m humble.

What are some of your personal “rules” that you never break?

I never break my word or my loyalty to anybody.

via @PFF_College (Twitter)

Who is the toughest player you’ve competed against during your collegiate career?

Rashard Lawrence (LSU).

Who is the best player in the NFL?

Aaron Donald.

What is your team of choice on Madden, why?

Dallas Cowboys. I like running the ball with Ezekiel Elliott.

via LSU Tiger TV (YouTube)

Failure is inevitable in life. How do you handle situations that don’t go in your favor?

I put those situations behind me and keep moving.

Is there a current/former NFL player that you model your game after?

Honestly, I don’t model my game after anyone. I watch Tyron Smith, Greg Robinson, and Cam Robinson, etc. but I don’t model my game after them. I try to take their moves and add them to my toolbox because we have the same skillset in some ways.

Knowing what you do now, what would you go back and tell yourself as a High-School Freshman?

Coming from a place where we don’t have much, I would have told myself not to stress the small things. There will be a day I’ll get to shine, I just have to be patient and wait for my turn.

via @Damienlewis72 (Twitter)

What is your go-to restaurant near campus?

My go-to restaurant is Sushi Masa.

If your life was a book, what would its title be?

“Beat the Odds.”

What song or artist do you like but rarely admit to liking?

Justin Bieber.

via @Damienlewis72 (Twitter)

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, living or deceased, who would it be and why?

LeBron James because he’s my favorite NBA players and he’s a philanthropist.

Forty-years from now, what do you want to be remembered for?

One of the greatest NFL players with my name in the Hall of Fame.

In 15 words or less, why should an NFL team invest in you?

Because I put my all into everything I do and I’m 100% committed.


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