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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Chris King, WR, Duquesne University

Chris King has NFL talent and will be on an NFL roster

Chris King has NFL talent and will be on an NFL roster

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name? 

Chris King

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’1″ 200lbs

What is your position? 

Wide Receiver

Where do you play college football? 

Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field? 

Volunteering in the community is important for the surrounding youth because it’s important for kids to have a positive influence to look up to.

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

The hardest class I took was a literature course. It was classical literature from the 1800s era and I had no interest which made it difficult.

Where are you from? 

I was born and raised in Texas. Lived in College Station, TX for 12 years until I moved to Maryland where I live now.

Who is your role model, and why? 

My role model would have to be my father. He’s taught me how to be a responsible man, how to maintain lasting relationships, and I continue to learn from his experiences that he shares with me.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I played a little basketball and ran track.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I played safety in my younger high school years.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I feel like my route running has greatly improved each year, I’m physical at my position, and I don’t shy away from competition.

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

When I watch film I watch for their tendencies. How their body moves in and out of breaks. I take note of their athleticism, if their stiff or fluid in their movements. I also take note if they’re aggressive or more finesse player.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

The toughest competition I’ve came across have been from my teammates in practice everyday.

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

I try to model my playing style off of Julio Jones because he’s one of my favorite players to watch.

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

The biggest obstacle of my life was the death of my older brother. Losing a loved one is tough but having a strong family helps to get through hard times.

Chris KingDo you have any pre-game rituals? 

I really don’t have any pre-game rituals. I usually just go to the field earlier than normal to get a feel  of the field and to get warmed up. Nothing out of the ordinary.

What is your biggest strength? 

My biggest strength is that I’m adept at getting defenders out of position at the top of my routes.

What is your biggest weakness? 

My biggest weakness is that I always wish i was quicker and I hope to improve on that.

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

If you were a GM I would tell you that my main approach in life is to get better each day, improve on what I did the day before, and that I won’t cause any problems on or off the field.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up? 

One of my favorite players to watch growing up was Dante Hall for the KC Chiefs.

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

If I was to have dinner it would be with my deceased grandmother and brother.

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

With my first paycheck I would probably buy some new clothes and some good food.

Rapid Answers:

  • Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
  • Backstreet Boys or One Direction? Neither, I refuse to listen to One Direction and Backstreet Boys was never my thing.
  • Lifetime Channel or HGTV? HGTV, It’s my mom’s favorite channel and I occasional watch with her.
  • Waffles or Pancakes? Waffles All Day
  • Snakes or Spiders? I don’t like snakes or spiders.
  • Madden or Mario?

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