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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Kevin Kenton, OL, Tennessee State University

 

Kevin Kenton is big boy who is a very solid player

Diamonds has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible 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 our next prospect!!!!

What is your name? 

Kevin Kenton

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’2/325

What is your position? 

OG,OC

Where do you play college football? 

Tennessee State University 

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

Whenever I go home and I’m working out I always try to get kids from my neighborhood out the streets and bring them with me to workout.

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

Intermediate Accounting II

Where are you from? 

West Palm Beach, Florida 

Who is your role model, and why? 

My dad is my role model mainly because knowing where he came from to where he is now shows that hard work and determination can bring you a long way.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Track & Field, Cricket, and soccer 

Did you play any other positions in football? 

OC

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My technique, I feel the technique I was taught is one of the best techniques and we practice it so much it’s like second nature to me.

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

Defensive lineman stance, there favorite moves, and the offensive lineman that the dline is going against to see if they are using good technique or not and if they are still able to block the dline with bad technique?

Who was the toughest player you ever face? 

I would say my former teammate Samquan Evans he was probably the best defensive lineman, going against him made my game a lot better.

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

T.J. Lang from the Green Bay Packers I like the way he plays and he never gives up just like me.

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

Was when my grandfather passed away, at I didn’t know how to deal with it and then I just realize I had to turn that into motivation

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Just listen to dancehall and reggae music

What is your biggest strength? 

Technique

What is your biggest weakness? 

Quickness 

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

I’m an consistent competitor who will go to war every game even when I’m hurt I would get it my all and I’m technique sound and effort proud

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

Ricky Williams and Miami Dolphins 

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

My dad, grandfather, and mother 

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

Move my parents from where they stay into a nicer neighborhood and bigger house.

 

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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