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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Mike Boykin, DL, North Alabama University

Mike Boykin, DL, North Alabama University
Mike Boykin the athletic defensive lineman from North Alabama University recently sat down with Justin Berendzen of NFL Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Mike Boykin
  • Position: DE
  • College: North Alabama University 
  • Height: 6’6″
  • Weight: 285 lbs.
  • Twitter: @46plus1

1.What do you think is the key to success on the football field?

I think the key to success in anything is hard work and paying attention to detail and doing everything necessary to be great.

2.What is your favorite workout?

Easily power cleans I think that makes you explosive. 

3.What is your mindset when you are on the football field?

Dominating somebody every snap full speed punishing somebody.  

4.What has been your biggest challenge in life?

Probably getting through JuCo and having a rough journey.  I’m not sure why some things happened but all I know is keep going and show who you are perseverance. 

5.What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

I had wanted to play sense when I was a young kid.

6.What are your favorite moments from your football life?

Probably high school football was the best moments it’s nothing like playing with dudes you grew up with .. it’s a lifetime bond. 

7.Rank focus,footwork and skill based on what is most important to you as a football player and explain why?

I will probably say footwork if your footwork is great playing DT you gone be great. 

8. If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

I would probably hang out in the film room with one of my dline groups I’m not sure which one.  

9.What type of energy do you bring onto the football field?

Fun energy I’m pretty much active and excited all game jumping up and down hand shaking guys running around a lot of energy cut the film on you’ll see 😂. 

10.What would a team get in a player like you?

A very versatile player and player that can play a lot of different positions quickness. Can be both effective inside and outside.   

11.What do you hope to accomplish if you make it into the NFL?

Earn a spot on the 53 man roster do everything possible that it would take to at least give myself a chance. 

12.What is your favorite stadium that you’ve played in?

Clemson or Orlando it’s a lot of them.

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