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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Josh Wilkes, WR, University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

Josh Wilkes UAPB 2022 NFL Draft
Josh Wilkes the play making wide receiver from the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff recently sat down with Justin Berendzen of Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Josh Wilkes
  • Position: WR
  • College: University of Arkansas Pine Bluff 
  • Height:6′ 2″
  • Weight: 185 lbs 
  • Twitter: @JoshWilkes8
  1. What do you think are the keys to success on the football field?

100 percent execution and have your assignments down and play as a team.

2. What are your favorite things about playing football for Arkansas Pine Bluff?

Just my brothers and coaches all have a good bond to do one thing and that’s win a championship every season.

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

I bring alot of energy and big plays that bring excitement.

4. What sets you apart from other wide receivers?

I would say my explosiveness and my own work ethic and dedication to football.

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

It would be Antonio Brown because I’ve always been watching him growing up and I could really learn alot from him.

6.What is your favorite workout?

Bench Press 

UAPB WR Josh Wilkes Highlights

7. What role do you hope to have if you make it into the NFL?

Just a playmaker making big plays I feel like I can fit into any system and be a deep ball threat.

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

My route running and catching the ball downfield. I am a deep ball threat and I have speed.

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

To win every battle and every one on one matchup and win every play and win your matchup. And get the ball into the endzone.

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

A team would get a hardworking kid and a very passionate player about football.

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

Just going to the championship playing on the big stage in high school and college.

12. What are your biggest traits on the football field?

I got a lot of confidence in myself that’s a big part and plays a big role on the football field for you and your teammates. And you can do anything you put your mind to and do what is asked to be done.

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