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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ahkeen Williams, WR, Saint Anselm College

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What is your name?

Ahkeen Francis Williams

Where do you play college football?

The liberal arts school Saint Anselm College in Manchester NH)

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

A few Division II ,  and multiple Division II Schools.

How did you choose your school?

I chose my school based on the system that Coach Murphy ran, the number of times they threw the ball really attracted me. In addition, an opportunity to turn a program around and play right away.

Where are you from?

Dewitt (Syracuse), New York

Who is your role model, and why?

Jesus Christ ever since I was a child I was character and was modeled by him. Many of his lessons taught in the bible assisted my family and myself over obstacles in life.

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

I met with two scouts going into my senior year at a Junior Pro day. 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes, I played Basketball, Baseball and Lacrosse

Did you play any other positions in football?

Played Corner Back, Safety, Running Back and Quarter Back.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I think what separates me from others is hard work in practice and my determination to finish the play on the field. Also my aggressiveness in running the ball and in the blocking scheme.


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

When I breakdown film I look at the opponents defense to see what coverage they like to run. In order to see where the holes in the defense are. Also the aggressiveness of the Defensive Backs, and what routes they cover well. In myself I look at the routes I run if they could be better and what I could have done to pick up more yards. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Curtis Pumphrey from Bowie State University

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

I would compare myself to Brandon Marshall because he makes big catches, and his quickness in and out of his routes.

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

The biggest obstacle in my life I had to overcome in my life was this summer a couple months before the season began when I was hospitalized for having a bacterial infection in my stomach. Getting over the physical and mental block to play in this season, was how I overcame it.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I pray to God and thank him for giving me the opportunity to play, I call my brother to give me motivation, and then I visualize plays.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my size and aggressiveness. 

What is your biggest weakness?

Stamina during a long drive.

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

Making me apart of your organization I will promise to never quit in any situation you put me in. My drive to become the best player I can be will never stagger. My love and passion for the sport including on and off the field will always be existent.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

My favorite player was Priest Holmes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

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

Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela, Jimi Hendrix

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