Pierre Desir, Lindenwood University CB
40-yard dash: 4.59
College Career Accomplishments:
First-Team AFCA Div.II All-American (2012, 2013)
First-Team All-MIAA (2009, 2012, 2013)
Second-Team All-MIAA (2010)
Cliff Harris Award (2013)
MIAA leader in career passes defended
25 career Interceptions
Pierre is a young man who is looking to defy the odds to reach his ultimate goal of playing in the National Football League. A Division II prospect who showed off his football skills at the Senior Bowl and Scouting Combine to capture the attention of scouts, Desir has the outstanding body and arm length (33″ arms) to take on the big pass-catchers that offenses are putting out there. He plays big in critical situations and he’s a mature man with solid character. Desir is regarded as a late 2nd/3rd round selection in the upcoming Draft.
Desir took time out of his busy schedule to speak with us here at All-Out Blitz about a variety of topics, including what it’s like being a draft prospect from a Division II school and his experience at the Senior Bowl and Scouting Combine:
All-Out Blitz: As a Small School Prospect, how did showcasing your skills at the Senior Bowl and Combine help you?
Pierre Desir: “For myself, it shows that I’m able to compete with bigger school receivers and prove I can perform against the talented receivers in this draft.”
AOB: How does your size help you against the bigger wideouts?
PD: “My size allows me to get my hands on receivers and disrupt the timing to allow me to be in position to make a play that smaller corners cannot make.”
AOB: What is the best part about being an NFL Draft prospect?
PD: “You’re living out your dream to pursue an NFL career, I come out each day working hard and having fun.”
AOB: The team that selects you will not only get a talented defensive back, but they will also get?
PD: “A mature player. Someone who will not cause any off-field issues and a guy who will work hard on and off the field, while leading by example”.
AOB: What will the feeling be like when your name is called on draft day?
PD: “For me will be a lot of emotion, surrounded by my family knowing that all the hard work I put in has paid off to reach my goal.”
Lindenwood University’s Desir is expected to come off the draft board in the early rounds of May’s NFL Draft, and make an immediate impact as a rookie on the football field for whichever team selects him.
You can follow Desir’s path to the NFL by following him on Twitter: @pierre_desir
Photo: Associated Press