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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Kenyana Heard, OL, Midwestern State University

Kenyana Heard Midwestern State 2022
Grad Transfer Kenyana Heard is bringing veteran leadership to the Midwestern State offensive line. He recently sat down with Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

Name: Kenyana Heard
Position: Right Guard, Center
College: Midwestern State (Texas)
Height: 6’1
Weight: 306
Twitter: @__kheard
Instagram: @__k.heard

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

My technique and physicality is at an all-time high. I have good explosion off the ball. I can bend at the hip and I can drive guys down the field. I line up every play with a mindset of effort and finish. I have good lateral movement to pass set out on 3 techs and ends. I also can move well with my feet on the second level and can strike and drive linebackers.
At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

6th grade going into Middle School I really got attached to the game of Football.

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

I’m reliable and dependable. Most importantly I’m ready to go to work.

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

I would donate to the homeless organization. Every person deserves a chance at life. To many people are living stress free lives to see so many people hurting in this world.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Keep God first in everything I do. Never give up or lose Faith. For it is because of him that I am able to do everything I do.

Who was your childhood hero?

Terrence Metcalf. First NFL player I met in my life. He took me under his wing when I was young and really was the reason I wanted to pursue my career of becoming an NFL lineman.

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

The Offensive line as a unit. For a group that works so hard and a group that does so much dirty work. We deserve way more respect as a group.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Dishonesty

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

Having to battle with myself to keep going, while having to take the route I have taken. Going from Juco to NAIA to D2 has not been easy. So most importantly, having the will to not give up is the hardest thing I’ve dealt with.

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

I haven’t been here long but my school has a win mentality all across the board. This place has grown special to me over the short time I have been here, because people really care about you as an individual. Our coaches really go above and beyond to really teach the game. I’m really glad to be here and really can’t wait to do something special.

What is your favorite snack food?

Chicken Strips and a Honey Butter Biscuit


What is the best part of football?

The long life time bonds you build with your bothers on the field. Most of all the winning with your team but defiantly lining up across someone and going toe to toe.

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

I am ambitious and driven. The thought of not being able to play the game is what keeps me going. When everyone else counted me out, I kept going.

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

Quenton Nelson- this man is explosive and such a dominant player on the line of scrimmage. He is able to pull, kick and power you off the line. When I look at my game I feel like I’m a nelson type of player. I’m trying to move people and drive them down the field. I want to change the line of scrimmage.


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

My Brother Vincent- Because I haven’t seen him since he was 7 and it would be good to form a bond with him. I cherish family dearly.

LeBron James- I would want to know how have he stayed consistent with all his health and work ethic with how much criticism he has taken over the years.

Quenton Nelson- I would want to talk about the real in depth concepts of how to become a dominant guard in the league.

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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