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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Giovanni Kizer, DE, Davenport University


Giovanni Kizer the big and athletic defensive end from Davenport University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Giovanni Kizer
  • Position: Defensive End
  • College: Davenport University 
  • Height: 6’4 1/2
  • Weight: 265
  • Twitter: @shakaazulu_
  • Instagram: @shakaazulu_

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2022 NFL Draft?

  • I’m very versatile with my moves, you never know what move I will do next, it keeps the OL on their toes. I always find myself near the ball in every play & I make big plays when needed.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

  • 9 years old. I seen my friends from school playing it outside, asked to join them and I fell in love ever since. 

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

  • I’m dedicated, ambitious & most important I’m very coachable. I will leave everything out there on the field in order for our team to win.

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Cause. I chose this because my grandmother is a survivor of it 2x &  I feel that more money should be donated there to help more of our people fight this cause.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

  • To never be a follower & always be a leader. I was raised to lead others by example to show them the benefits of doing things right.

Who was your childhood hero?

  • My childhood heroes were my parents.

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

  • My mans Blake Daniels. He a 6’6 QB, solid frame & can sling the ball. 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

  • Doubters

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

  • Being able to overcome self-doubt. Being afraid of failure was always a big thing for me, but now I know that failure is a big part of learning.

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

  • We all get along well with eachother & we want to win.

What is your favorite snack food?

  • Watermelon with yogurt on top.

What is the best part of football?

  • Being able to build bonds that never break.

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

  • I won’t quit until I win.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?

  • Michael Strahan

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

  • Reggie White, Aaron Donald & Michael Strahan. They could give me the sauce on how I could elevate my game to the next level. 

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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