NFL Draft Diamonds

NFL Draft, NFL Trade Rumors, Scouting Reports & More

2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Lucas Cormier, DB, Mount Allison University

Lucas Cormier the standout defensive back from Mount Allison University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
Lucas Cormier the standout defensive back from Mount Allison University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Lucas Cormier
  • Position: Defensive Back (Free Safety)
  • College: Mount Allison University
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 205
  • TwitterLucasCormier08
  • Instagram: lucas8cormier

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2023 NFL Draft? 

I think my ability to play anywhere on the field whether it is in the deep 3rd, in the box, or blitzing off the edge as a DB is something a lot of guys don’t have to offer right now. Between my size, speed, knowledge of the game, and how I move on the field, I think all of these things together are what places me above a lot of other guys in this years draft.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

At the age of 7, myself and my older brother were heavily into racing motocross. My dad told us a story from when he played football in high school. It caught our interest and we decided to give it a try – the rest is history.

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

Family is the most important thing in the world to me. It really is Family over everything which is one reason why I think I was drawn to Football so heavily.

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be? 

A cause for dementia. My grandmother battled against dementia for a long time and it was really hard for her and for my family. There is no cure for dementia and watching a family member you love so much battle so hard through something like that was terrible. 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

I would have to say the best advice I’ve ever received was that, in order to do what people can’t do, you need to also do what people won’t do. I pride myself on keeping my head down and working. Coming from a small AUS school like Mount Allison, there is no other route to success. You need to simply outwork other teams and want it more than them. I think because of hearing that and having that extra drive and motivation to outwork other players and teams, that is the biggest reason for the success I have had up to this point.  

Who was your childhood hero? 

Michael Bohan. He played football at my high school and went on to have a great career at Mount Allison. I was also lucky enough to be coached by him for a couple years playing provincial ball for Team New Brunswick. He was looked at as a legend at my high school, and I personally looked up to him a lot too. A lot of people referred to him as the “hometown hero” which I thought was cool. When I made my decision to play at MTA like he did in our hometown, I was torn between following in his footsteps, and working so hard that I would outwork him and maybe take that title from him. Regardless of if I accomplished that or not, now he’s one of my close friends and a guy I can always reach out to if I have any questions about anything.

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school? 

Vincenzo Frangione. Somehow this guy never got an all-star. I’ve never seen a D-lineman of his size with a motor like that in my life. Every snap he’s flying to the ball regardless of what the scoreboard says. Aside from how hard he plays though, I think a lot of people overlook how intelligent he is about the game. I learned a lot from him in the meeting room too, and he’s a guy I will always remember playing with, and am grateful for the time that we spent as teammates together.

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

When people chew their food loudly.

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome? 

I would say not being able to look to the sideline and see my grandfather. In August of my first year, my grandfather passed away unexpectedly. He was my biggest fan and was on the sideline for every game I played. Not being able to look to the sideline and see him watching was something I have struggled with for a long time. Now for me it’s about playing as hard as I can every play for him.

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

I went to Mount Allison University, located in my hometown of Sackville New Brunswick. My entire childhood I dreamt of being a Mountie and playing my USPORTS career in front of my family. Now that I have been able to do this and see success come from it as well, I am incredibly grateful for my opportunity, and my decision to stick around for a few more years.  

What is your favorite snack food? 

Probably Fuzzy Peaches.

What is the best part of football? 

What I love most about football is being part of a brotherhood. There is something so special to me about having a big group of guys that work so hard tgetehr, and put their bodies on the line every day for each other. Being in that locker room knowing that your brothers next to you are going through the same thing you are, battling every day towards one goal is special. Playing for my teammates is something I take very seriously.  

If you could sell yourself in one sentence, what would you say? 

I’m a hard-working, leader-oriented player who is willing to do whatever it takes to win for the team, and for the guy next to me.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be? 

I would say Justin Simmons is my NFL comparison. He has a great nose for the ball, but also is a great tackler which is something I pride myself on. 

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why? 

Kobe Bryant, David Goggin’s, and John Madden. Given the opportunity to learn about the Mamba Mentality, the hardest man on the planet, and someone who has had such an incredible impact on the game of football would be pretty cool. These guys are all guys that, at one point or another, I have taken different characteristics from, and looked up to.


Leave a Reply