DeAndre McDaniel 2011 NFL Draft Interview

Here is another interview from Mocking The Draft.  This time it's Clemson Safety prospect DeAndre McDaniel.  He has some very high expectations for himself and why not?  He has shown great ability while in college.



Mocking The Draft: What has been your most memorable College Football experience?

DeAndre McDaniel: Graduating! Getting my degree in 4 years.

MTD: Who was the best player you faced during your College career?

DM: Matt Ryan my Freshman year at Clemson.

MTD: What part of your game do you feel you have improved the most during your college career?

DM: Film study and getting knowledge of the game.

MTD: What do you feel is the strongest part of your game?

DM: Playmaking and instincts...I have a knack for the football.

MTD: To succeed at anything in life you need to have something that drives you, what is it that drives you to succeed?

DM: My grandmother. She raised me, my sister and brother on her own. With the little she had.

MTD: What do you love most about football?

DM: That its aggressive and because I've been playing it since 6yrs old.

MTD: Do you consider yourself a vocal leader or someone that leads by example?

DM: Both. If I feel the team not up for the challenge then I wake them up by being vocal. But if its a game we are just not getting stuff our way, I feel I need to make a play to get everyone going.

MTD: Does your draft position matter to you? Will it affect you if you fall further than expected?

DM: It does. Everyone's goal is to get drafted high. But if I'm a later pick, It's okay. It's just more to push for.

MTD: When it's all said and done what would you have liked to accomplish in the NFL?

DM: Many DB records, Hall of Fame, good friends, and a name for being one of the hardest workers ever.

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