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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Kenny Cook, WR, Gardner Webb University

kenny cookEvery year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, we will not be surprised, and neither should you. 

What is your name?

Kenny Cook

Where do you play college football?

Gardner-Webb University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

3 or 4

How did you choose your school?

It was close to home, and I really liked the coaching staff.

Where are you from?

Cross Hill, South Carolina

Who is your role model, and why?

My mom, she’s a very strong independent lady.

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

A lot of them stop by to watch film and practice throughout the season.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball and Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played corner in High School, and I actually picked off 17 passes in two years. (Sr and Jr)

At your position, what separates you from others?

My size and hands

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I look for different tendency the defense is giving away.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

My oldest brother. Growing up and throughout high school.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Alshon Jeffery. People say our game is very similar.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Hodgkins Cancer, God and my family.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I pray before every game.

What is your biggest strength?

Going up and attacking the ball out the air.

What is your biggest weakness?

My downfield blocking could be better.

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

If money wasn’t involved I would still be chasing this dream, because that’s how much I love the game.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Shannon Sharpe and the Broncos

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Tyree Cook, Willie Cook, and My grandmom

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