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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: MyKelti Williams, S, Northern Illinois University

MyKelti Williams the safety of NIU recently sat down with Jonathan Joyce of NFL Draft Diamonds

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • MyKelti Williams
  • Northern Illinois University
  • S
  • 5’11”
  • 208lbs.
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
  • Twitter: @_TheRealKelti_

2018 Accolades & Statistics:

  • 2018 All-MAC Second Team Defense
  • GP: 14
  • Total Tackles: 75
  • TFL: 3.5
  • INT: 2
via Renard Cheren (YouTube)

As an athlete, what is your motivation?

My motivation has always been my family, and the people who have helped me along the way.

What defines success for you?

Success is when someone has accomplished what they were aiming for or they have begun to excel at their purpose.

What would your teammates say about the type of player and man you are?

My teammates would say that I am someone who comes to work every single day with the mindset of getting better. They would say I am a man who is going to push them and get them to challenge their limits while helping them through any adversity that they face.

Who is the toughest player you’ve competed against during your collegiate career?

Rashaad Penny.

Who is the best player in the NFL?

Tom Brady.

via MyKelti Williams (Twitter)

What is your team of choice on Madden, why?

The Chargers, simply because all of their guys can cover, and it allows me to blitz willingly.

Failure is inevitable in life. How do you handle situations that don’t go in your favor?

I learn from them, I asset what went wrong, and I attack the weakness that I have that led me to that failure.

Is there a current/former NFL player that you model your game after?

Kevin Byard.

via MyKelti Williams (Twitter)

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

I would want to have dinner with Ed Reed because I would like to know what has work ethic was like first hand, and just any pointers that he could give me about playing safety at the highest level.

In 15 words or less, why should an NFL team invest in you?

A NFL team should invest in me because I am persistent and consistent.

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