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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Hunter Kyle, LB, Angelo State University

Hunter Kyle the play making linebacker from Angelo State recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Hunter Kyle the play making linebacker from Angelo State recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Hunter Kyle
  • Position: LB
  • College: Angelo State University 
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 235
  • Twitter: @hunterkyle16
  • Instagram: @hunterkyle16

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

  • I feel that I have a great understanding of the game. My ability to understand offenses and apply my film study to practical situations is one of my greatest assets. I also feel that I have the physical attributes to play at the highest level possible.

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

  • I began playing football in the third grade and my love for the game was struck then. I always knew I wanted to play football at the highest level possible. 

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

  • I’m a selfless player that will do anything the team needs to win.

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

  • St. Judes for children care

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

  • “All hard work brings a profit but mere talk leads only to poverty” Proverbs 14:23

Who was your childhood hero?

  • I’ve had Tom Brady jerseys since I was 10 so probably him.

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

  • DaRon Allman, great player and teammate.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

  • Feeling like I shorted myself or others.

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

  • Working jobs while going to school and playing college football was very challenging but I’m thankful for it all in the end.

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

  • I’ve been there since I was 18 years old. Many of my classmates that I came in with stayed there the entire 5 years. We started our careers there as an average football team and built the program along with a new coaching staff into a national championship competitor. Finishing our final season 11-3 and made it to the national quarter-finals.

What is your favorite snack food?

  • Ding dongs

What is the best part of football?

  • The hyper-focus it takes to play comes with a cancellation of all other problems around/outside of you. 

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

  • I will not be outworked.

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

  • Luke Kuechly 

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

  • Will Ferrell- He is hilarious, Michael Jordan- I love his mindset, Tom Brady- he’s gotta have some good advice for me 

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