Found June 15, 2013 on NFL Draft Zone:
Deonte Williams never shies away from contact.  It is official this might be one of the most exciting running backs I was able to scout this year.  He is a compact runner who rushed for 1500 yds, 12 TDs, 6.5 yards per carry.  He reminds me a lot of Marshawn Lynch who will lay the boom stick down, if you get in his way.  Deonte is not afraid of contact, and he has the speed to get away from any defender.  Keep an eye on Williams, because he will be a person that could make a huge impact in the Oakland Raiders preseason.  In a place where Darren McFadden has been constantly hurt, Williams could be a guy that adds security to a pretty weak position.  I had the honor to talk with Deonte, check out my interview with him here:  How many teams were recruiting you coming out of high school and how did you make your decision? 7 schools -I made the decision based on the best opportunity for me to play right away. Signing with Northern Arizona(2008) Who was your favorite NFL team growing up, and did you have a player you rooted for? My favorite team growing up was the Oakland Raiders and the player I rooted for was Barry Sanders At your position, how do you break down film, please inform our readers what you look for when breaking down film? I like to watch the defensive front..and see what techniques the  d linemen are playing also I watch the way LBs move and how they fill gaps also if there are shifts in the secondary so I can read blitzes. Do you consider yourself a quiet leader or an outspoken role model? I am more of a quiet leader, leading by actions If you could take one day back and erase it from your past what day would you erase? None, because in my eyes everything happens for a reason good or bad..have to take it as a learning process Do you have any hobbies, if so tell the world what it is? I like listening to music and bothering my sisters Who was the toughest player you have ever played against? I really don’t single out players but I’ve played against some really good defenses before with a lot of good players What is the best accolade/award you have ever received from playing football? Winning the Big Sky Conference championship with my team in our 1st year as a new member (2012) If it was your last meal, what would you eat? Homemade Nachos  Before the game, what song might I hear on your ipod? Meek Mill ; Dreams and nightmares http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Gc8K-4QQzM Do you have any pre game rituals? I just like to relax and sneak off by myself for a while and stretch and listen to music  If you could pick out your biggest weakness what would it be? Playing with too much emotion If you could compare your play to someone in the NFL, who would it be? Marshawn Lynch What is the most tragic event in your life that has happened and how did you bounce back? Out of JC(2009) I signed with San Diego St in 2010 and when it came close to fall camp we found out I had to grey shirt due to paperwork issues with admissions. So after the season the coaching staff left to Michigan and I was left hanging, I had to make a move and took a trip to Cal Poly and Montana St. And end up signing with Cal Poly and finishing up my last 2 seasons of eligibility with the mustangs.(2011-2012) Everyone asks this question but I’m curious to know what will you buy first with your first NFL pay check? A Mac Book Pro  If you could meet one person, dead or alive who would it be and why? LeBron James because he’s my favorite athlete and I admire the way he plays the game also how he does a lot for kids off the court with charity.
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