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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Keshawn Walker, DB, Northern Michigan University

Keshawn Walker is a hard hitting defensive back. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)

Keshawn Walker is a hard hitting defensive back. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)

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? 

Keshawn Walker 

What is your Height/Weight? 

I’m 5’11 205lbs

What is your position? 

Cornerback/ Kick Returner

Where do you play college football? 

Northern Michigan University

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

One of the coolest things I have done off the field is help host a youth camp for my Indoor track team which I was able to interact with little kids and teach them things they didn’t know.

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

Economics 

Where are you from? 

Dearborn, Michigan

Who is your role model, and why?

My Mother, because back in the day she always found a way to put me first throughout it all and even when she struggle she found a way to make sure i didn’t. 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Swimming, Wrestling, Indoor/Outdoor Track

Did you play any other positions in football?

Slotback, Safety, Outside Linebacker

At your position, what separates you from others?

My Speed, Physicality, and always willing to get better at my position

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

Body Language, Route Concepts, Alignments, and Tendencies 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Jeff Janis #83 ( Green Bay Packer)

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

One person I would compare my play style to is Adam ” Pacman ” Jones if i had to choose, but there isn’t one person’s game I compare myself to because I like to take pieces of all the top guys game such as Antoine Winfield, Patrick Peterson, and Darius Slay.

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

My biggest obstacle in my life was separating myself from the negative environment, and realizing some friends isn’t really your friends. Started playing football which made me more focus on my goals in life and less caring about the negative things.   

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Turn my music all the way up, put a towel over my head, and visualize what I need to do to help my team win the game. 

What is your biggest strength?

My competitiveness, physicality, and speed   

What is your biggest weakness? 

Eye control may lack sometimes

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

I have a special quality such as tenacity, and I’m humble willing to work for all things to my fullest potential

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

Melvin Triplett (Great Grandpa)  and Bill Triplett ( His Brother)

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

My Great Grandpa, Michael Jordan, Rey Lewis

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

My mother her apartment buildings she has been wanting to own.

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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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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