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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Kyrton Kilgore, NT, Missouri Valley College

Kyrton Kilgore is a big boy that has a motor. The NAIA Nose Guard has a nose for the ball.

Kyrton Kilgore is a big boy that has a motor. The NAIA Nose Guard has a nose for the ball.

NFL Draft Diamonds has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 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 to the right.  Now let’s meet the prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Kyrton Jorone Kilgore

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1 300

What is your position?

Nose guard

Where do you play college football?

Missouri Valley College

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

The coolest thing we do is go read to the local elementary school.

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

College Alegbra

Where are you from?

I’m from Malden Missouri but played high school football in st.louis Missouri

Who is your role model, and why?

My dad is my role model because of the many sacrifices he has taken because of me and my brother and sister and he always remain positive about everything.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played baseball, basketball, wrestled, and a little track.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played linebacker and full back

At your position, what separates you from others?

My drive to get to the football you don’t really see 300lbs moving the way I can get around on the field.

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

When I break down film I look for any weakness or flaw I can, for example if the center is too heavy he lunges instead of kick slide so you push pull and stuff like that, overall just try to find there Achilles’ heel.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Brandon Wegher the most gifted running back I’ve seen or played against.

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

Gerald McCoy because not only is he a run threat but, he can also pass rush from the inside and still be productive.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

My pre game ritual would be listen to R&B music and pray a lot .

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

Coming from a small school the overall thing you have to overcome is just exposure because you don’t get tv time like the big schools do, and you have to work extra hard just to get your name out there and circulating.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength I believe is my athleticism, like I said for a big man I believe that I can run and tackle side line to side line just like a linebacker

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is just my overall strength I have to get my bench numbers up and work on getting my speed up.

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

I would say that I’m just looking for a shot to prove to you that coming from a smaller school doesn’t mean that you don’t have big school talent.

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

Ray Lewis will Always be my favorite player, just because he is a monster on the field and such a leader in a way that you have to respect him, I admire that characteristic of him.

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

Ray Lewis, Jeff Saturday, Aaron Donald

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

With my first NFL check I would by my parents a home, they deserve the world and hopefully I can give them a portion of it.

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NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at [email protected]

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