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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: David Knox, DL, Lindenwood University

David Knox LIndenwood 2022 NFL Draft
Lindenwood University defensive lineman David Knox recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: David Knox
  • Position: DT
  • College: Lindenwood University
  • Height: 6’0″
  • Weight: 295 lbs
  • Twitter: @TrenchMonger

1. What sets you apart from other defensive linemen?

My tenacity when I play, quick feet, explosive hips, pursuit to the football. All around I will put my all into everything I do on the field.

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

Present day it would have to be Aaron Donald. Seeing his routine and how he goes about his craft would be cool to be around.

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

Electrifying energy, the kind of energy that really gets everyone excited and ready to go. Not just pointless shouting but real meaning behind what I’m saying.

4. What do you think are the keys to success on the football field?

Enjoying adversity, attention to details, work ethic, pride, and desire to play for others around you.

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

Everything about it felt natural, like throwing a fish in water. Everything about the game I fell in love with and wanted more of it.

6. What is your favorite workout?

Squats, I feel like there are many beneficial variations of the lift that can help on the field.

7. What is a moment from your football career that improved you as a football player?

I improved as a player around my first year of college. Realizing I don’t know everything and need to take time to really focus and learn changed me.

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

Focus, footwork ,and skill. Without great focus you won’t be locked in on your assignment. Focus has to be there followed by taking proper steps and putting you in position to make the play. And your skill is the deciding factor if you’re going to make the play or not.

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

I’m thinking about being in attack mode at all times. Every bit of contact I will initiate it and dominate.

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

An enthusiastic, hard working game changer. Somebody you can count on in crunch time to make a play as well as uplifting the guys around me.

11. What are your favorite things about playing football for Lindenwood?

The brotherhood, as I look throughout the locker room I truly feel that we are a family and I can count on all of them. It’s just something different about being here.

12. What is a skill that you have that you think translates into the NFL well?

My footwork, I can make things happen with my feet and get penetration off the line. I will not let down the team that wants me!

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