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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Derek Dunn, OLB, Texas Lutheran

Derek Dunn the hard hitting OLB from Texas Lutheran recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Derek Dunn
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 210
  • Position: OLB /S
  • College: Texas Lutheran
  • Twitter: Dcdunn52

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

• I’m from Houston TX and one of the aspects I love about the city is the culture and the aesthetic of the city especially with many notable figures, music and Traditions originating from Houston

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

• I believe Strength and Conditioning is most important because I believe it brings out confidence to play and creates a part of the mental toughness aspect of football and Offseason program is where the beginning of the season starts for all football teams, Film study is second in importance because analyzing your opponent and the scheme they will be running is truly important and watching yourself will make you an even better player and then practice is where it all comes together

What do you worry about, and why?

• I worry about not reaching to my potential or not being where I need to be in life. Also worry about my family and friends

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

• My freshman hear of college ,we went through a 2-8 season which I failed in starting college off with a strong start but I vowed to have a better season and to make improvements over time which we did with an 8-2 record last season.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• That I’m a hard working ,relentless player who doesn’t give up no matter what is put against me.

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

• Jaquan Hemphill

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football?

• Strength Coach or personal training, maybe even for celebrities and athletes or voice actor.

Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?

• I clean my room first because I believe your room being dirty creates bad habits in every aspects of life.

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

• My one family member because I have all the world for my family and wouldn’t want one of the them to be harmed

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

• Goku because I always wanted to be a Super Saiyan

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?

• Many times in my football career, I was at spots where I never thought I would be in like when I pulled my hamstring early in fall camp one year and dropped to the bottom of the depth chart and had to work my way all the way up.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• Losing to Southwestern 59-35 and having them mock my team on social media

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• When I scored my first collegiate touchdown from a forced fumble return

What song best describes your work ethic?

• We dreamin by Tee Grizzley or Lose yourself by Eminem

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level?

• My speed, physicality and my perseverance will help me succeed at the next level

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

• One of my best friends from college who passed a couple years ago ,Tyrell

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it?

• Dunnamics

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

• Whitney Merculis

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Respected because being respected takes you a longer than being liked and being respected shows you hold other people and yourself accountable

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

• Aldon Smith

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• Hate to lose because winning should be expected with hard work and great preparation for each game

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

•My Mother because she really is the reason why I am the way I am and will always be an example for me that a person can be kind ,hard working, intelligent, have great integrity and spread positivity

Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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