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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Keionta Davis, DE, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

 

UTC defensive end Keionta Davis is the best small school pass rusher

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? 

Keionta Davis 

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’3 270

What is your position? 

Defensive End

Where do you play college football? 

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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

Working for this organization called Y-CAP in the summer and I work with troubled kids mentoring them and just giving them a positive male example

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

Operations Management

Where are you from? 

Chattanooga, TN

Who is your role model, and why? 

My Grandfather, he taught how to work hard and never complain or make excuses about things outside your control

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I’ve played baseball, basketball and track and field

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I played TE in high school

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My versatility, I can win with power, speed or technique

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

Pass give aways, weaknesses and tendencies of my opponent

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Cam Robinson

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

Tamba Hali, he is a relentless player, has very good moves and a mix of power with speed that he uses which has made him so successful in the NFL

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Listen to music and pray

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

Just showing people I can be just as dominate against higher level competition

What is your biggest strength? 

Versatility

What is your biggest weakness? 

Hand Strike

Keionta Davis

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

I’m the type of player who’s work ethic and passion for the game is contagious. When I’m getting better I’m trying to bring others along with me

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

Kansas City Chiefs

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

Bernie Mac, Jamie Foxx, Obama

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

A nice car 

Rapid Answers:

  • Who will win the Super Bowl? Patriots
  • Whose better Peyton Manning or Tom Brady? Tom Brady
  • Better Running Back Adrian Peterson or Barry Sanders? Adrian Peterson
  • Better safety Eric Weddle or Ed Reed? Ed Reed
  • Better linebacker Ray Lewis or Luke Kuechly? Luke Kuechly

 

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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