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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Keonte Hampton, OLB, Jackson State University

Keonte Hampton the standout outside linebacker from Jackson State recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Keonte Hampton the standout outside linebacker from Jackson State recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Keonte Hampton
  • Position: OLB
  • College: Jackson State University 
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 220 
  • Twitter: @Hamp3200
  • Instagram: @keonte_hampton40

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

  • I possess many qualities that makes me consider myself a top prospect:● Speed / High Motor ● Adaptability ● Mentally and Physically Tough ● Ability to Zone In● Ability to see things before they happen ● Giving the best version of myself every time i step on the field ● Being Coachable 

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

  • 12 years old 

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

  • My work ethic is impeccable

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

  • I Would donate to “Project HOPE” This organization provides medical supplies and care to communities in crisis. 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

  • “Never let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do”

Who was your childhood hero?

  • My Mother

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

  • Cam’Ron Silmon

What is your biggest pet peeve?

  • Laziness

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

  • The hardest thing for me was balancing school and being a student athlete. 

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

  • I have learned so much from Jackson State University.  The university is special to me because this was the ONLY school that offered me coming out of high school. I was able to experience so much and expand my football career.

What is your favorite snack food?

  • Fruit Gushers 

What is the best part of football?

  • To knock the opponent’s head off 

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

  • “ I have the desired skills and competence to deliver the expectations of myself at all times” 

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

  • Darius Leonard 

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

  • Sean Taylor, Lebron James, Jeff Bezos

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 [email protected]

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