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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Kendell Anderson, RB, William and Mary



William and Mary running back Kendell Anderson is a beast.

William and Mary running back Kendell Anderson is a beast.

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? 

Kendell Anderson

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’8 206lbs

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

The College of William and Mary

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

I have done multiple events during the holidays where I take toys and sort them and give them to less fortunate families.

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

The Cellular Basis of Neuromuscular Physiology

Where are you from? 

I am a military brat but I claim Houston, TX as my hometown

Who is your role model, and why? 

My role model is my mother because she is the hardest worker I have ever seen and she is always pushing me to be great. She is also the 4th ever black female to reach the rank of Lt. Colonel in the United States Air Force and she is a JAG.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball, Soccer, Track

Did you play any other positions in football? 


At your position, what separates you from others? 

I am one of the most intelligent players a coach would ever talk to and I run like someone who is 30+ pounds more than I weigh

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

I look for tendencies in players. How they react to certain things; how linebackers fit up blocks, how DLinemen attack blocks, weaknesses in agility, weaknesses in technique, how people tackle. I look for constant but subtle things

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Karl Joseph, 1 draft pick for the Oakland Raiders in 2016

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

Marshawn Lynch because I never get tackled by more than 2 people

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I lift weights and call my girlfriend and my mom on FaceTime before each game. I text my brothers

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

The belief that I do not play the same competition or I am too small or not fast enough as other “Big” schools

What is your biggest strength? 

I am very intelligent and physical

What is your biggest weakness?

 I see too much sometimes during a play and pre-determine reads

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

The last person who passed up on me, I cost them their jobs because I made them pay for years to come

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

Emmitt Smith and the Dallas Cowboys

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

Alexander the Great, Socrates, Albert Einstein

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy? 

Pay my family back

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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

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