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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Landen Akers, WR, Iowa State University

Landen Akers Iowa State NFL Draft 2021
Landen Akers the intelligent and gritty wide receiver from Iowa State University recently sat down w/ NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Landen Akers   
  • Height: 6’
  • Weight: 190
  • Position: WR
  • College: Iowa State University

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• Pancheros      

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• Speed and explosive playmaking ability on special teams and at receiver outside/inside

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

• Pay off parents/families’ loans, invest the rest for the future

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

My explosiveness off the line

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

Greg Eisworth or Brock Purdy

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

Lando, LA, Flight 82, LAX

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

Undergrad- Finance, Graduate- Family Financial Planning. Dream job would be a financial consultant/advisor for an NFL organization.

What is your coolest life moment? 

Graduating college with 2 degrees or winning the Fiesta Bowl

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

Bob Marley- Three Little Birds

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

Matt Damon

Who is your favorite football team? 

Chicago Bears

What is your biggest fear? 

Not reaching my full potential 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

Keenan Allen, runs some of the cleanest routes and always seems to be open

Take us through game day, how do you prepare? 

Wake up early for pregame meal, head to chapel, get to the facility early and get in the hot tub to warmup while listening to some of my favorite songs, go over game plan one last time, head out to the field to run routes and get some catches from the QB, Complete warmups with the team 

Do you have any hobbies? 

Cutting hair, Fishing, Video Games, and any other sports besides football

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

Adam Thielen or Cooper Kupp

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

Dad, has always been by my side and continues to push me to do my best in whatever I am doing

What motivates you to work hard?

• Trying the prove the people right that always believed in me

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