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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: DJ Kirkland, WR, Guilford College

DJ Kirkland the standout wide receiver from Guilford College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
DJ Kirkland the standout wide receiver from Guilford College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: DJ Kirkland 
  • Position: WR
  • College: Guilford College
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 185
  • Instagram: dj.kirkland 

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

  • My hard work and dedication, I like to focus on the little things and technique, and I’m always ready when my number is called.

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

  • 6 years old 

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

  • I do everything with 100% effort and focus. 

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

  • I would donate to kids to help them out in anyway like St. Jude.

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

  • Keep god first and everything will fall into place.

Who was your childhood hero? 

  • Kobe Bryant 

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

  • Anthony Barnes Jr. 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

  • People making assumptions 

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

  • Losing loves ones that impacted my life.

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

  • They have a good education and I have met life long friends that have become family.

What is your favorite snack food? 

  • Little bite muffins 

What is the best part of football? 

  • Winning and being able to go out with your brothers and compete, all while being able to learn different life lessons that football teaches you to become a better person on and off the field.

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

  • I am a coachable player who is going to give everything I have, and I will do whatever I need in order to make the team succeed. 

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

  • Larry Fitzgerald 

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

  • Kobe Bryant, Deandre Hopkins, Obama because they all have life lessons that will be interesting to hear from them, and I want just any advice they would be able to give me to help in whatever I do

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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