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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Alex Knight, P, Southeast Missouri State

Alex Knight has a monster leg for SE Missouri State. I love this kids abilities to hit a ball.

NFL Draft Diamonds website 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?

Alex Knight

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3, 210 

What is your position? 

Punter (Lefty)/Holder

Where do you play college football? 

Southeast Missouri State

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

Reading stories to 1st graders in their classroom & Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

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

Anything to do with math – not a fan

Where are you from? 

Boca Raton, Florida

Who is your role model, and why? 

Tom Brady, because everyone doubted him and he proved everyone wrong. He had to work extra hard and it paid off

At your position, what separates you from others? 

Being blessed to have a strong leg and I am a Lefty. With Left foot punters the ball comes in at a different angle and with a different spin. The returners are not used to this; so it may cause hesitation. Having the ability to stay calm and focused in any situation on the field

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

While breaking down film I study my technique to see if it is solid and that I placed the ball where my Coach asked me too. Also, how I punted with the weather conditions

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

They are all tough! Either way I have seconds to get the ball off as far as I can; and exactly where the Coach wants it on the field; all while a bunch of big guys are running towards me

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

Ryan Allen, Punter for the New England Patriots. Ryan Allen is a Lefty and is really consistent on his ball placement. He excels in big moments

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

Learning Differences

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

My pre-game rituals are listening to my music; running a lap around the field with a smile because I know how Blessed I am to play this game

What is your biggest strength? 

Leg Strength

What is your biggest weakness? 

Being hard on myself

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

I can help your program on the field and I can help your program off the field

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

My favorite player growing up in the NFL was Wes Welker and my favorite team is the Miami Dolphins

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

Thomas Edison, Tony Robbins and Steve Jobs

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

Buy my parents a really nice gift. They have supported me all the way

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 [email protected]

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