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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: LaMonte McDougle, DL, University of Texas-San Antonio

LaMonte McDougle the tenacious defensive lineman from the University of Texas San Antonio recently sat down w/ Draft Diamonds scout Justin Berendzen.
LaMonte McDougle the tenacious defensive lineman from the University of Texas San Antonio recently sat down with Draft Diamonds scout Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: LaMonte McDougle
  • Position: DL
  • College: University of Texas-San Antonio
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 305 lbs
  • Twitter: @mcdouglelamonte
  • Instagram: @lamontemcdougle

What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

Football is apart of my DNA being from south Florida and my dad Stockar McDougle, Uncle Jerome McDougle, and Cousin Tommie Harris have all been first round draft pick.

What are you looking to achieve as a football player going forward?

Dominating, perfecting and becoming a technician as a NT/LB/FB I’ve played and thrived in 3 different defenses ESPN Freshman All American at WVU. PFF Top Overall PAC-12 NT at WSU. ESPN impact player against Texas this season too. Winning back to back Championships in San Antonio. I look forward to keep chasing after the best version of myself. And helping my team WIN. I hate losing more than I love to win and have found out so far that the more I put into myself by doing extra workouts or film study is that’s it’s contagious to the people around me.

If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

Kelly Gregg. My favorite player I try to steal pieces of his game and incorporate them with mine he won a ring with the ravens and we both have a wrestling background.

What is your typical training routine?

3x a day 6 days a week. I get my bag work and field work in the morning first then I get my first lift of the day in I go lift again around lunch and another pump session before I go to bed. I’m in love with the process of getting better and challenging myself and recently put up 30 reps of 225 at my pro day.

Which one of your family members inspires you the most and why?

Shocking it’s none of my relatives that have played in the NFL. It’s my mom. Mother of 5 and business owner I can’t count how many times I’ve came home to her asleep in the living room from exhaustion from work. She’s taught me first hand the definition of hard work and inspires me to push myself. I want to reach the next level to show my mother that I appreciate and took full advantage of the opportunities she’s always sacrificed to afford me.

What is your favorite defensive scheme and why?

3-4 I love having the assignment of demolishing the man in front of me, I was born to play in between the guards. my violent mindset, power, low center of gravity, quickness, and long arms are reasons for one of my more favorite schemes also known as The Bowling Ball I’m running over what’s in front of me and causing havoc.

What should we know about LaMonte McDougle the person?

Man of God, love my family, contagious energy, Dragon Ball Z and WWE fan, I make it fun to be in the locker room.

What stands out about your film the most?

My explosiveness and violence hands. You can also catch me by the ball no matter where it is I take great pride in that no matter if it’s 40 yards down the field or 5 behind the line of scrimmage I’m there. Which I think separates me from a lot of other IDL projects.

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

Challenges are always an opportunity to show strength I always do my best when I feel like my back is against the wall. Through my college career there’s been multiple family deaths/health scares. My mother in the ICU , The passing of Coach Leach family friend and coach to me and my dad. I use everything as fuel. My reason why?

What would a team get in a player like you?

A tone setter, a workhorse I refuse to be outworked and will do whatever it takes to put my team in position to win, a student of the game chasing the best version of myself daily and pushing the guys around me to do the same, and a great teammate always getting into my brother whether practice or the game.

What do you love the most about the game of football?

The violence of the game. I love the physicality of the game. It’s the only place people cheer when your handing out an ass whooping. The brotherhood, putting it all on the line for the man to the left and right of me.

Who is the most underrated player you’ve played with and why?

Halid Djibril at WSU one of the best athletes I’ve seen in person.

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