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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Kevin Ventura-Cortes, TE, Concordia University (St. Paul)

Kevin Ventura-Cortes the play making tight end from Concordia University (St. Paul) recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds
Kevin Ventura-Cortes the play making tight end from Concordia University (St. Paul) recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds
  • Name: Kevin Ventura-Cortes
  • Position: TE
  • College: Concordia University- St. Paul
  • Height: 6’6
  • Weight: 240lbs
  • Twitter: @kkcortes7
  • Instagram: @kkcortes7

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

  • Bringing my athleticism in all phases of the game while being versatile and a mismatch. I believe I fit with what many teams are attempting to accomplish in their pass/ run games today with my skill set, especially at the tight end position. I have size and speed in both the passing game as well as the run game. I can line up in any formation and position on the field. I love to compete and challenge myself to dominate in all areas of my life. Whether it be on special teams, scout team, on the field, off the field. classroom, relationships, work, etc.

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

  • Freshman year of High school. I did not make the soccer team and my football journey shortly began after. 

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

  • My desire and perspectives drive me.

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

  • Inclusivity of all human beings.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

  • Emotions are based on reaction to situations. 

Who was your childhood hero?

  • My mom. Always will be.

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

  • Ethan Falaniko, RB. His time is coming.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

  • Ignorance. Bullying.

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

  • Change and growing up without a father.

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

  • Home of the Golden Bears at the heart of the city.

What is your favorite snack food?

  • Sweet Chili Doritos. 

What is the best part of football?

  • Winning. 

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

  • My calling is aligned with my pursuit to inspire.

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

  • Travis Kelce.

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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