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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Kaje Cowans, LB, East Stroudsburg University


Kaje Cowans is an athletic specimen, that has an ability to surround the ball

Kaje Cowans is an athletic specimen, that has an ability to surround the ball

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? 

Kaje Cowans 

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’10 210 

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

East Stroudsburg University 

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

Working Football camps for k-8 grade kids at my high school Wallkill Valley 

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

Biology, science is not my strong suit 

Where are you from? 

Sussex County, New Jersey 

Who is your role model, and why? 

My Grandfather, He’s a hard working man who is one of the most loving people I know, he has always instilled doing the right thing to me and with working hard good things will happen. 

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Yes, baseball, basketball, and lacrosse 

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Yes, running back in high school 

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My speed, and ability to tackle 

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

Tendencies of offensive linemen, receivers and running backs. I also look for which plays would be ran in which situations and down and distance tendencies. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Facing Matt Soltes and Jon Schnarrs and our offense everyday 

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

I always try to imitate my game after Kam Chancellor 

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

My size being a smaller guy I feel that people have always over looked me, I just try to work my hardest and let my play talk for me 

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Yes, before every game I go up to the trainers and get stretched out while listing to relaxing music maybe some Drake. I try to be as relaxed as possible before kickoff 

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

Playing at a small school you have to do even more to get your name out to the media and every game means more, I feel that if you are able to play your name will get to the right people 

What is your biggest strength? 

My tackling, and ability to get around the field 

What is your biggest weakness? 

My coverage skills could be improved 

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

I’m a hard working kid that loves the game and would do anything in my power if given the opportunity to make your team a better organization 

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

Troy Polamalu, Denver Broncos 

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

Peyton Manning, the Rock, Steve Jobs 

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

First I would pay back college loans, then i would also buy a new car because my current one is on its last leg 

Rapid Answers:

  • Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
  • Backstreet Boys or One Direction?
  • Lifetime Channel or HGTV?
  • Waffles or Pancakes?
  • Snakes or Spiders?
  • Madden or Mario?

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