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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Caleb Kidder, DE, University of Montana


Montana defensive end Caleb Kidder has great size and speed

Montana defensive end Caleb Kidder has great size and speed

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?

Caleb Kidder

What is your Height/Weight?

6’5, 265 lbs

What is your position?

Defensive End

Where do you play college football?

University of Montana

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

Hardest class is financial markets analysis

Where are you from?

From Helena, Montana

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model is my grandpa and because of the type of person he is and what he represents

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Ski raced, Basketball, and baseball

Did you play any other positions in football?

All over the D-Line

At your position, what separates you from others?

The combination of speed and power in my game and being able to play the run and pass

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

When watching film, I watch what the offense does and look for something to help me recognize plays faster to give me an advantage.

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

The biggest obstacle in my life was deciding whether to move to Colorado and go to school and train at a US ski team academy or stay in Helena and continue to play football my sophomore year of high school.

caleb-kidder-1What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength would be my size and strength that I play with.

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness would be dropping back in coverage

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

I would tell you that I am a Montana born and raised player with the blue collar work ethic that comes along with that.

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

Favorite player was Jared Allen

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

The first thing I would purchase would be a truck.


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