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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Keelan Cole, WR, Kentucky Wesleyan College

 

Keelan Cole of Kentucky Wesleyan is a beast. He should definitely get a shot at the next level

Keelan Cole of Kentucky Wesleyan is a beast. He should definitely get a shot at the next level

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?

Keelan Cole

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2″/180

What is your position?

WR

Where do you play college football?

Kentucky Wesleyan College

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

I go to elementary schools are hang out with kids during recess time. 

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

Chemistry 

Where are you from?

Louisville, Kentucky 

Who is your role model, and why?

All Professional Athletes are my role models because I’ve always wanted to be a professional athlete since a child, & watching their success & or their struggle helped me learned from their mistakes & achievements 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball , Basketball, Track

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Defensive Back 

At your position, what separates you from others?

I study all aspects of the game helping me know exactly what my role is on every play. Rather it’s on special teams or offense 

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

Defensive schemes, what are the defenses favorite packages in certain formations & where are the holes in those packages, are the DB’s using hands on, or bail technique, Can I run past them or do I need to use more technique because they have decent speed to keep up. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Walt Aikens from Liberty University, drafted to Miami Dolphins in 2014

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

Allen Robinson for Jacksonville Jaguars , because he was underrated coming into the draft but worked hard once he was given the opportunity to play professional football & proved he was a top WR in the NFL . He has great ball skills & he can score at any time rather it is a 2 yard catch for a 70 yard touchdown or a 60 yard deep ball for a touchdown . 

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

Not getting a scholarship for college out of high school was hard because that’s what you’re working your butt off for in the 12 years of schooling . But instead of making that an excuse of why I’m not a college graduate, I got myself in school , walked on to Kentucky Wesleyan College football team, earned a scholarship after 2 years & now I’m graduating college with a degree in Sports Management in December of 2016. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

2 rounds of stretching , jog 200 yards, & have some Odell Beckham fun with some one hand catches. 

keelanWhat is your biggest strength?

I’m a student of the game, which helps me learn quickly because I understand what is being taught easier. 

What is your biggest weakness?

I’m 180, which keeps me from being able to be as physical as I want to be on the field. 

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

You’ve given me this opportunity & you will not be disappointed. 

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

My favorite player growing up was Randy Moss, I never had a team, I just loved watching football in general. 

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

Barack Obama, Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali

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

Jacuzzi Bathtub 

 

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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