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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Koby Wilkerson, RB, Central Missouri University

Koby Wilkerson the play making running back from Central Missouri University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds Justin Berendzen
  • Name: Koby Wilkerson
  • Position: RB
  • College: Central Missouri University 
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Weight:190 lbs
  • Twitter: @KonfirmedK
  1. How do you prepare for games?

I prepare by watching film on the upcoming opposition, picking apart defensive fronts and tendencies. Most of the time I try to visualize in my head big plays that I have the ability of making so that I can translate it out on the field once it’s gameday.

2. What sets you apart from other running backs?

My vision, my patience, and my hands. I strongly believe my vision has improved over the years and that has helped tremendously with my patience because it allows me to set up my blocks. Out of the backfield, it’s vital to have hands I’ve worked countless hours running routes and being that option for the QB if he decides to throw the check down.

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

Relentless, positive and uplifting motivation for my teammates. It takes 22 to get the job done. So constantly encouraging both sides of the ball and going crazy when a big play occurs.

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

The two years that we (UCM) got the chance to play at Arrowhead Stadium (both times against Northwest) was the most memorable because most teams don’t get that chance and what better way to get exposure then to play in a NFL style atmosphere. Another moment that shifted the momentum in my football life was when I broke my ankle my freshman year. It was a blessing and a curse because it really made me get it out of the mud and grind even harder to get back to the sport I love.

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

AK41 (Alvin Kamara) I’ve always looked up to him since I made the transition to RB (originally I played QB in HS) but there was something about his game I always admired and still do to this day.

6. What is your favorite workout?

I don’t have a specific workout that I favor, I just enjoy the grind and everything that comes with it.

7. What should we know about Koby Wilkerson the person?

You all should know that Koby Wilkerson the person does anything for family, gives God the ultimate praise, and is the most dedicated to his craft and doesn’t stop what he is doing until the tank is left on E.

8. What are your favorite things about playing football for UCM?

One of my favorite things about playing for UCM is the brothers I’ve made. Some of those relationships last forever. Another would be giving my gloves to the youth after games that means more to them than you know. Lastly, I favor the fact that I can be a role model and a leader in this program. Giving wisdom to other players has always been something I look forward to doing once my times up.

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

Previously I mentioned my stint as a QB in HS my sophomore year, that made me more excited for the game! I knew there was more in store for me as a student of the game.

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

An all around, elusive talent that is always willing to learn and isn’t a me guy. Will always take the proper steps to improve and takes structural criticism really well.

11. What are you looking forward to in your upcoming season?

I’m looking forward to making explosive plays and attacking adversity at it’s finest. I’m geeked to fight for another shot to bring another conference championship back to Audrey J. Walton Stadium.

12. What is your favorite run and why?

Hands down, inside zone! The cut back opportunities are endless at times and it’s beautiful if it opens up playside.

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