Exclusive Interview: NT Lamar Divens

NT Lamar Divens (Brent Wiseman/VandyMania.com)

SDBoltReport.com's Michael Kranzler continues his series of rookie interviews, this time going one-on-one with Lamar Divens. The massive nose tackle talks about stopping the run, reading his keys and learning from the Chargers' veterans. Find out what else he has to say in this Q&A.

Click here for the "Insiders only" portion of this interview, where Divens provides the details on his bizarre season-ending suspension, which stemmed from his transfer from Vanderbilt to Tennessee State University. He also talks about learning from Jamal Williams and capitalizing on opportunities.

Michael Kranzler: Coming out of high school, Vanderbilt and Ole Miss were in a bit of a recruiting battle to win your services. What led you to sign with Vanderbilt?

Lamar Divens: It was closest to home, plus my girlfriend was pregnant with my son at the time and I wanted to stay close to them.

MK: What was it like playing with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who is the cousin of your new teammate, Antonio Cromartie?

LD: It was fun. He was always just joking and laughing all the time.

MK: Have any of the veterans started to mentor you on the field?

LD: I think we're a pretty close-knit bunch of guys. Everybody tries to help out everybody. I take pointers from what everybody has to say.

MK: What do you feel is your biggest strength?

LD: Stopping the run.

MK: What do you need to improve upon most in order to have a good chance at making this team?

LD: Just understanding the playbook and reading my keys.

MK: What do you like to do in your free time?

LD: I just like to hang out with friends. I just enjoy being around my friends.

Click here for the "Insiders only" portion of this interview, where Divens provides the details on his bizarre season-ending suspension, which stemmed from his transfer from Vanderbilt to Tennessee State University. He also talks about learning from Jamal Williams and capitalizing on opportunities.

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