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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Karon Gibson, DL, Indiana University of PA

Indiana University of PA defensive line prospect Karon Gibson is a beast

Indiana University of PA defensive line prospect Karon Gibson is a beast

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?

Karon Gibson

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11/ 250

What is your position?

DL

Where do you play college football?

Indiana University of PA (IUP)

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

I did a boys and girls club football event in Delaware. We had a camp for a youth program it was a lot of fun. Interacting and having impact with youth and they don’t even know who you are.

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

They are all easy.

Where are you from?

Woodbury, NJ

Who is your role model, and why?

I am my own role model. I say this because I control my destiny I motivate myself and life is all about self improvement that is my main focus to achieve my dreams. 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Track & field shot put discus, wrestling, baseball, lacrosse

Did you play any other positions in football?

Fullback and Linebacker

At your position, what separates you from others?

My hands are special in run game they consistently strike thru my target. In the pass game they are landed very deliberate when working moves and naturally countering. 

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

Personnel, grouping, backfield, run frame tendencies I like to identify there main run frame and there change ups, there pass slide tendencies, what causes them to change slide protection and what pass rush stunts work well against them, finally I like to break down my possible opponents tendencies. I like to work this to feel like I’m getting a mental rep each play. I go through the same thought process before plays

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Maine’s guards in 2013. They had a good scheme and I couldn’t match it. Navy guards 2013 that was the ultimate reaction game.

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

I think my art(my play) is unique. I don’t like to be compared to others. I strive to be the best. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I have a weird way of dancing to songs before games.

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

I feel like I have to elevate my skill level and knowledge to an extremely high level because being to make sure I’m dominate consistently. 

What is your biggest strength?

Balance and leverage consistently played with good base. 

karon iupWhat is your biggest weakness?

Playing to competition.

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

This is my passion, I want to win. I’m not high maintenance. 

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

Favorite team is the Eagles 

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

Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jean Baptiste, My Grandmom

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I really believe it matters on my living situation so I would have to say it would be something I need.

Rapid Answers:

  • Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
  • Backstreet Boys or One Direction? Neither
  • Lifetime Channel or HGTV?
  • Waffles or Pancakes?Either with chocolate chips
  • Snakes or Spiders?
  • Madden or Mario?

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