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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Wykeen Gill Jr., WR, Duquesne University

Wykeen Gill Jr. the former Kansas State wide receiver at Duquesne University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds.
Wykeen Gill Jr. the former Kansas State wide receiver at Duquesne University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Wykeen Gill Jr.
  • Position: Wide Receiver/Punt Returner/Kick Returner
  • College: Kansas State University/Duquesne University
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 185
  • Twitter: W_GillJr
  • Instagram: W_GillJr

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

My IQ and route running separate me from other receivers. Ability to be relied on late downs in clutch situations such as 3rd & 4th downs

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

Football has been apart of my life since I was 5 when me and my older brother attended our first camp together

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

Can and will do whatever is asked of me. True football player. My play will reflect that, in every Avenue and nothing is to be taken lightly from special teams to run blocking because every play is a big play. Dependable.

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

I would donate to the cause of juneteenth, or to the development of premature babies research as I had a sibling who was premature

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

The best advice I ever received was be where my feet are & how I do one thing is how I will do everything 

Who was your childhood hero? 

Childhood hero for me was my older brother, and all the players we felt had a bulldog mentality: Chris Paul, Steve Smith, Allen Iverson & Micheal Vick

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

My most underrated teammate at my school is Demarcus Townsend a transfer from FIU.

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

My biggest pet peeve is folks driving slow in front of me.

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

The hardest moment in my life to overcome is the different troubling times when my family and I’s heat and hot water cut off when I was a kid. Smiling through those moments together and coming together in that time made everything else seem minute.

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

It is special to me because they gave me another chance and opportunity to play the game I love.

What is your favorite snack food? 

My favorite snack food is chips & Buffalo chicken dip

What is the best part of football? 

The best part of football to me is how the laces feel when I catch the ball, or the details that go into playing your best into a 60 minute football game. With every second mattering. And the brotherhood

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

Playmaker with great sweet feet, high football IQ, with great clutch hands and an athlete who can do anything asked by his coaching staff and teammates from gunner on special teams, to playing different spots at receiver, to returning

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

Past Doug Baldwin, current Cole Beasley

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

Biggie Smalls, Steve Smith, and Allen Iverson to pick they mental and mentality and also learn from their missed opportunities or mistakes

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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