Dan Dahlke, staff writer with lombardiave, continues his Q&A interview series Monday – a daily series that will appear on this site each morning over the course of the next month or so and will feature some of the nation’s top college NFL Draft prospects.
Last week we began our series with four top NFL prospects: Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, South Carolina defensive lineman Kelcy Quarles, Louisville safety Calvin Pryor, and Pitt wideout Devin Street.
Each of the Q&A pieces that are being published here at lombardiave include photographs, college statistics, game highlight videos and a variety of questions, including their thoughts about the possibility of being selected by the Green Bay Packers.
This week, we continue with interviews of four more talented draft prospects the Packers could consider in May – Clemson offensive lineman Brandon Thomas, UConn linebacker Yawin Smallwood, Notre Dame defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt, and Colorado State tight end Crockett Gillmore.
These interviews delve into the players’ college experience, as well as their personal interests and their thoughts about the draft process. You, the reader will come away with a better understanding of who these young men are and how they approach life and the game of football.
You will find these interviews refreshing and a step away from the statistic-laden, dry profiles that you might find elsewhere – because the answers come straight from the athletes. While many of the interviews were conducted through email, Dahlke has spent a lot of time on the phone with many of the prospects. From all of the interviews you will find nuggets of information you won’t find anywhere else.
We ask that you stop back daily to see who our featured prospect is for the day. Take the time to read about the prospects and understand them not only as football players, but as college students who are taking huge steps in their football careers.
Monday’s profile will be posted here on Lombardiave during the morning hours … so, take the time to stop back at some point throughout the day and throughout the week to learn more about these young men who may be targeted by the Green Bay Packers in this year’s draft.