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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Vada King, LB, Delta State University

Vada King the speedy LB from Delta State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Vada King
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 225
  • Position: Inside Linebacker
  • College: Delta State University
  • Twitter: Pantherpride32 

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

• I’m from Smiths Station, Alabama and what I love about it the most is that it’s very country and peaceful.

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

• Practice, Film Study,Strength and Conditioning

What do you worry about, and why?

•  I worry about failing, 

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

• I can recall failing a test in college; my teacher gave me a chance to retake it and I overcame that previous failure by studying and passing with an 85. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My teammates would say that my best quality is my hustle to the ball. 

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

• The best player that I’ve ever played against in college is Cameryn Brent

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 

• My career if I couldn’t play football would be an officer in the Army. 

Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?

• I would clean my room first 

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

• If it was a disaster I would save a family member because blood is more important than anything. 

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

• If I could be any character I would be static shock because he had the ability to control electromagnetic forces. 

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?

• The biggest adversity that I overcame in life was losing a close friend; I overcame it by letting it go and no longer taking things for granted. 

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• My most embarrassing moment comes from middle school. I would hide in the bathroom because I was afraid of dancing with the girls. 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• The most memorable play in my career was catching an interception at my JUCO as an freshman

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Valentines by Rylo Rodriguez best describes my work ethic. 

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level? 

• I believe the best trait to have is determination. 

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

If I could bring back one person in the world it would be my grandfather because I would enjoy having a conversation about life with him

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 

• If I were able to open a dance club, I would name it The Boom Boom Room. 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• The most underrated player in the NFL is K.J. Wright 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• I would rather be respected because when people worry about being liked they become dependent on others. 

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

• I feel the most for Aldon Smith because I believe he had more guidance he would have been a dominant player in the NFL. 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• I hate to lose 

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

• My Mother has the biggest influence on my life because she’s a hard worker and I aspire to be like her one day

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