Catch A Rising Star: Pierre Desir

NCAA Football: Senior BowlPierre Desir is a name that is not as known to everyone as some others but he is a prospect that is moving up many draft boards. The 6-1 small school corner back just completed two weeks of all star games. The first game was at the East-West Shrine game and that was followed up by the Senior Bowl.

 We at Pro Football Central got the chance to sit down with Desir and talk about everything from his preparation to family life. He is ready to make the transition from Division II Lindenwood to the NFL. One thing that I noticed right away in talking to Desir is he isn’t a brash trash talking kind of player. He has that quiet confidence, whereas he knows that he is a baller and will simply let his play do the talking. Patrick Ross, his head coach at Lindenwood had this to say about Desir; “His humbleness is really going to help him because he’s never claimed to be the best player and never had that kind of attitude. He doesn’t feel entitled; he just feels fortunate to have the opportunity.”

 Desir is a long corner that likes to get a good jam on receivers to disrupt their timing in their routes. He  showed the ability to high point the ball when he got his interception in the Senior Bowl. He has all of the tools needed to excel at the next level. Desir is very fluid in his backpedal and able to transition to break on the ball. At this point, he is a prospect that some fortunate defensive backs coach will get next year and be able to polish into a very good player. His agent, Greg Linton has him in Texas preparing for the Scouting Combine. Linton is the right agent for a guy like Desir because he will not hesitate to let him know when he is doing well or needs to improve. Be sure to watch out for Pierre Desir at the combine this month and later this spring at the draft.