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2004 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: DeMarco McNeil

Having proved what he can do on the field, DeMarco McNeil believes the intense scrutiny in the coming weeks will focus on how he performs as a person. As important as numbers and stats are to scouts, personality goes a long way as he learned from San Diego Chargers Coach Marty Schottenheimer. The interview segments at the combines were extended this year, personal workouts focus on a player's character, and after four years of ball, it could be what gets a player picked in the 2004 NFL Draft.

"I just go out there and do what I have to do," DeMarco McNeil said. "I can't worry too much about trying to impress folks. Its ‘hay in the barn' so to speak. They know what kind of football player I am and I have to show up and show what kind of person I am. "I just conduct the interviews and answer the questions they ask. I try not to get in depth with it." His first appreciation of life in...

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