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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Donte Watkins, DB, Missouri Western

 

What is your name? 

Donte Watkins

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’10” 185lbs

What is your position? 

Nickel/Safety

Where do you play college football? 

Missouri Western

Where are you from? 

Kansas City

Who is your role model, and why? 

My brother Eric Williams, he has looked after me my whole life. Made sure I had everything I needed whether it was advice, guidance, or everything in between.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Matt Marble, not only was he my teacher but he was my high school position coach and always believed in me. Plus he teaches communications so he helped prepared me to speak to media correctly.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball, Baseball, and track

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Mitch Foote from Emporia

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Hayden Eatinger, OL

What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life? 

I don’t like by Chief Keef

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

Tyrann Mathieu, we play with a similar motor and have a similar passion for the game. We have a dog mentality!

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

Going into my senior year at MoWest with a new coaching staff and somewhat a new position. Being one of the team captains and leaders we had to bring the positivity to the younger players and to buy into the new coaches so that we could give ourselves a chance to be successful.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I pray right after or just before the National Anthem.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

2014 we played Northeastern State Oklahoma and was not playing our best game. Late in the game we were down and I had a fumble recovery for a touchdown to take the lead and won us the game.

What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?

Took a service trip to Harmons, Jamaica for a week to help build homes for about 5 or 6 homeless families.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up? 

Kansas City Chiefs

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

Barrack Obama, J. Cole, and Muhammad Ali

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