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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Kobe Gates, TE, Jackson State University

Kobe Gates Jackson State
Jackson State tight end Kobe Gates recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Kobe Gates
  • Height: 6’3 
  • Weight: 235
  • Position: TE
  • College: Jackson State University 
  • Twitter: @cantguardgates

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

  • El Cabrito 

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

  • My blocking ability and being able to catch the ball across the middle through contact. 

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money?

  • Start a real-estate business 

What has been your biggest failure?

  • Muffed a punt return in High School one time. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • Knowing how to use my body to make certain plays 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • Rashaad Jenkins 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • KG or Hardbody

What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job?

  • I got my degree in Health, Physical Education & Recreation. My dream job is to become an SEC or PAC 12 Offensive Coordinator or own different workouts facilities in a few states for athletes. 

What is your coolest life moment?

  • The year we went to Tallahassee and beat famu . 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

  • Fredo Bang Bag Out 

If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking?

  • Mike Epps 

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Who is your favorite football team?

  • Baltimore Ravens 

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

  • Practice what you preach!!

What is your biggest fear?

  • Not accomplishing my biggest goal. 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

  • Keenan Allen 

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

  • Have my Beats in just thinking about making a big play looking over my game assignments. Then I’ll say a prayer to myself and go out there and have fun. 

Do you have any hobbies?

  • Working on my craft or either playing basketball in my spare time with my brothers. 

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be?

  • Evan Engram Tight End For the Giants

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

  • Jabari Payton & Zach Williams, I grew up with them and they both played college football. They always pushed me to be a better player. 

What motivates you to work hard?

  • My brothers, they always looked up to me and watched everything I did. 

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