2018 NFL Draft: Lawrence Mosley, Central State University
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In today’s interview, we are being joined by Central State University offensive lineman Lawrence Mosley.
Justin David Kish: Thank you so much for your time, Lawrence. Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself?
Lawrence Mosley: First I’d like to say thank you for this opportunity. I grew up in Dayton, Ohio, I attended Trotwood Madison High school and played football there also. I went to JUCO right out of HS, started there for two seasons, sat out two seasons and ended up at Central State University
Justin David Kish: During your college career you played football at Scottsdale Community College and Central State University. What was the transition like from Community College Football to Central State?
Lawrence Mosley: The transition wasn’t difficult at all. I played against a lot of good talent while at Scottsdale and that prepared me anything after that.
Justin David Kish: Tell us about your college football experience with both schools?
Lawrence Mosley: At Scottsdale the experience was great I met a lot of great football players and lifetime friends. I started both seasons there. We won a championship my sophomore year there, I also won all-conference awards. At Central State, being one of the older guys transferring in I had to come in as a leader and really find my role on the team. My two seasons there didn’t turn out the way I would have liked as far as winning, but I thank the coaches for giving me the opportunity
Justin David Kish: During your career, you were coached under head coach Cedric Pearl and his coaching staff. What did you learn under Coach Pearl and how has he improved you as a player during your tenure?
Lawrence Mosley: while playing for coach pearl I learned to never be defeated mentally and try to win every rep. We faced adversity at times and he never had the look that he was defeated in his eyes and that kept me going. He was also my position coach and every day he let us know that’s it’s all about the trenches and how it’s a man’s game. He made me mature a lot my senior season there.
Justin David Kish: Playing Division-II football you played against some of the toughest D2 schools in the nation like Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Kentucky State, and Miles College. What was one game that really took you to your limits?
Lawrence Mosley: One game that took me to my limits was definitely Pine Bluff. Then being a big school I knew I had to play one of my best games and I did. We ended up winning against them which was a big upset for our school and conference.
Justin David Kish: Being an offensive lineman you are tasked with protecting your quarterback. Who were some defensive players that really challenged you and pushed you to your limits?
Lawrence Mosley: Some defensive players that pushed me to my limits were #50 for pine bluff, he had a good first step off of the ball and #55 for Southwest Baptist my junior season.
Justin David Kish: During your time at Central State you created many memories with your fellow teammates on the field. What is one memory that you will forever cherish at Central State?
Lawrence Mosley: One memory that I’ll always cherish is upsetting D1 Pine Bluff on their homecoming.
Justin David Kish: Let’s shift our focus on the 2018 NFL Draft, how are you currently preparing yourself for the draft and other future pro opportunities?
Lawrence Mosley: Right now I am training at my school and trying to get as much exposure as possible like playing in bowl games in front of scouts and finding a agent.
Justin David Kish: How do you stand out from the other draft-eligible offensive lineman heading into this year’s draft?
Lawrence Mosley: I think of myself as a bruiser type of linemen, like once I get my hands on you it’s hard to get away. Also, The mentality I have when I lineup, I never liked to be beat so I minimize my mistakes as much as possible. I critic myself very hard so I will always give my all.
Justin David Kish: How was your chemistry with your team at Central State?
Lawrence Mosley: My chemistry with my team was amazing. They embraced me my first year there and as of my senior year, I was voted team captain. My teammates are like brothers to me.
Justin David Kish: What were you’re on the field responsibilities at Central State?
Lawrence Mosley: My responsibilities just consisted of keeping morale up and executing all of my blocks and to never give up sacks.
Justin David Kish: What is one area of your game you consider your biggest strength?
Lawrence Mosley: My run blocking and short yardage run blocking.
Justin David Kish: What is one area of your game you currently working on improving?
Lawrence Mosley: My lateral pass pro movement.
Justin David Kish: When watching game film what are some things you are looking out for?
Lawrence Mosley: Some things I look out for is pad level and footwork in pass protection.
Justin David Kish: Name a point during your college career where you overcame adversity and what did you learn from the experience?
Lawrence Mosley: I had to overcome adversity after my stent at Scottsdale. I had signed my NLI to Youngstown state in 2014 but was unable to go due to some issues that had taken place in Scottsdale. The experience made me showed me to never give up on my dreams.
Justin David Kish: What is your preparation for game day like?
Lawrence Mosley: I listen to music with teammates and right before I leave the locker room o visualize making big blocks.
Justin David Kish: In the next couple of questions I am going to put you on the spot. My first question, if you could compare yourself to any current NFL offensive lineman who would it be and why?
Lawrence Mosley: I would compare myself to Chance Warmack, his run blocking is very powerful he’s also an interior guy that’s rarely given up a sack.
Justin David Kish: My final question. If I was an NFL General Manager why should I draft Lawrence Mosley? You should draft me because you will get a competitor.
Lawrence Mosley: You will get not only a vocal leader but a leader that does it by example. Honestly, you would be drafting a man that is all around humble and hungry to play.