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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Imani Davis, WR, University of Akron

Akron wide out Imani Davis is a great wide out with good and sand speed.

Akron wide out Imani Davis is a great wide out with good hands and speed.

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What is your name?

Imani Davis

What is your Height/Weight?

5’10” 185lbs

What is your position?

Slot receiver, Punt Return

Where do you play college football?

The University of Akron

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

Coached a football camp for youth football players. 

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

Biology 

Where are you from?

Miami, Florida

Who is your role model, and why?

My father, watching someone work so hard to provide for their family and never having to want or need for anything. 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball, Basketball, Track & Field

Did you play any other positions in football?

RB, QB, CB

At your position, what separates you from others?

My ability to read defenses quickly and slow the game down. Recognizing blitz’s and being able to shorten up routes based off coverages also downing distance. Lastly being able to win in man coverage. 

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

Defensive patterns and blown coverages to start. Also identifying personnel based off of defensive schemes. Recognizing player deficiencies. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Eric Strike Oklahoma Corner 

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

Antonio Brown, because he uses his size to his ability and can be shifted around in different positions on the field and still make plays. 

imani 1What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

My biggest obstacle in life was leaving from Miami to Ohio to play college ball, because it was a major transition from high school to college. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I pray and listen to Miami native songs.

What is your biggest strength?

Football IQ 

What is your biggest weakness?

Rising up out of my breaks. 

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

I have the ability to run, catch, throw, and return the ball, I can be very effective in offensive passing game, and I can be plugged in anywhere on offense. 

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

Ricky Williams, Miami Dolphins 

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

Jesus, President Obama, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

My parents a new house. 

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