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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Khalil Brooks, LB, Middle Tennessee State University

Jonathan Joyce recently sat down with MTSU linebacker Khalil Brooks for this amazing interview.

Student-Athlete Bio:

  • Khalil Brooks
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • LB
  • 5’11”
  • 205lbs.
  • Hometown: Atlanta, GA
  • Twitter: @_districtuno6

2018 Accolades & Statistics

  • 2018 C-USA Football All-Conference Second Team.
  • GP: 14
  • GS: 14
  • Total Tackles: 68
  • Tackles for Loss: 14.5
  • Sacks: 6.5
  • PD: 6
  • FF: 1
  • FR: 1
via Tyler Lamb (YouTube)

What is your favorite song to listen to prior to competing?

Young Scooter – No Features.

How would your teammates describe you as both a player and person?

Ambitious.

How do you and your teammates make practice and film study fun?

Bringing energy on the practice field and imaging yourself making the play in the film.

When you are studying film, what is your main focus to gain a competitive advantage?

Looking at tendencies, knowing personnel, and trying look at pre-snap alignment and body language of players.

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

I am grateful for a supportive family and an opportunity to get my Masters degree in college.

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be?

The ability to advance critical thinking.

What do you value most from your Collegiate experience?

I value the trips we take every year to different locations around the country and to play on game day with brothers.

Who is your personal hero?

My Dad.

Tell me something about yourself nobody would know.

I can be a comedian.

How do you work on yourself?

Getting to improve everyday by 1%.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

Diddy. Just to pick his brain on the hustle of his life.

If you could have any superpower, what power would it be and why?

The power to be like Superman so I can have the ability to turn it on and off.

What would constitute a perfect day for you?

The perfect day is me getting something accomplish to improve my life.

Who inspired you as a young athlete?

Earl Thomas.

What are the positive attributes that you bring to a professional football team?

I will bring a hard-working attitude, the ability to adapt, and motivation.

Tell me about a time where you overcame a challenge.

I believe that life every day is a challenge, so everyday can be a story.

What skill would you like to improve? What’s your plan for doing so?

Being consistent and repetition.

Who would be your dream Quarterback to sack?

Cam Newton.

Give me your pitch to an NFL GM on why you should be a part of their organization, in 15 words or less.

If you want someone with grit and who understands their role on a team; I’m that guy.

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