Dezmen Southward Interview
Sr. / Wisconsin / S

Updated - 3-9-14

By: Alex Khvatov


Alex Khvatov:  Describe your experience at the Senior Bowl.  Grade your overall performance.       
Dezmen Southward:  I would give myself a B.  I can do a little bit better.  I can be a little bit sharper.  I definitely have a ton of room for improvement.  But it has been a great experience.  I have been able to compete against the best players out there.      
Alex Khvatov:  What did you learn from the Falcons’ coaching staff this week?
Dezmen Southward:  It is like nine different schools in the secondary.  We all have different terminology for the same thing.  The coaching staff has done a great job bringing us together as one.  They have been able to get us on the same page. 
Alex Khvatov:  Which wide receivers have stood out to you in practice?
Dezmen Southward:  All of them have been impressive.  They are all great players.  It is a really good group to be going against.  I can’t pick one.          
Alex Khvatov:  What are your strengths?
Dezmen Southward:  I am versatile.  I can play a lot of different positions.  I am smart and consistent. 
Alex Khvatov:  What have you been trying to improve upon this week?
Dezmen Southward:  My ball skills.  I need to see the ball and get it in.  I think that I have gotten better at it, but I need to keep working on it. 
Alex Khvatov:  What is the highlight of your career?
Dezmen Southward:  Going to three Rose Bowls in a row.  I have been a part of some great teams. 
Alex Khvatov:  Describe your teammates RB James White and TE Jacob Pedersen. 
Dezmen Southward:  Those guys are tough.  They are really good at what they do.  Pedersen is a tough guy that blocks.  He can go down the field and catch the ball.  James White is really shifty.  He can block as well.  He can do it all. 
Alex Khvatov:  Where are you currently training for the NFL Draft?
Dezmen Southward:  St. Vincent Sports in Indianapolis, Indiana. 
Alex Khvatov:  Why did you choose that training facility?
Dezmen Southward:  My agents are based out there.  In my opinion, it is one of the better training facilities.  I heard a lot of good things about them.  I am enjoying it.          
Alex Khvatov:  Finish the sentence, Dezmen Southward is….
Dezmen Southward:  As a player, I am someone that works hard.  I haven’t been playing the game for that long.  I had to work really hard to get good at what I do.  As a person, I am a fun-loving guy.  I love hanging out with people.  I am really personable.  I like to have a good time.   


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