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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Cole Parker, Edge, Kansas Wesleyan University

Cole Parker the standout Edge Rusher from Kansas Wesleyan University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen
Cole Parker the standout Edge Rusher from Kansas Wesleyan University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen
  • Name: Cole Parker
  • Position :Edge
  • College: Kansas Wesleyan University
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 230 lbs
  • Twitter: @colecpl
  • Instagram: @cole.parker_0

What are you looking forward to in your upcoming season?

I’m looking to see the improvements we’ve made so far as a team.

What sets you apart from other edge rushers?

My strength and the fact I will never be selfish and I will always do what the team needs me to do.

What type of energy do you bring onto the football field?

I bring that energy where it’s fun still as if you were still kids having fun for the first time.

If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

Troy Polamalu, because he’s the reason I fell in love with football.

What do you think are the keys to success on the football field?

Trust, loyalty and simplicity.

What should we know about Cole Parker the person?

No matter what’s thrown at him in life he will always put people first.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

Probably my juco days getting a pick 6 and returning it 85 yards.

If there was a billboard with 5 of yours traits on it which 5 traits would be up there?

Trustworthy, honest, great time management, extremely organized and extra hard work.

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

Head on don’t ever run from it. Never be the nail be the hammer.

What would a team get in a player like you?

Somebody who is not afraid to wait there turn and still do everything to help the team.

What is your favorite defensive scheme and why?

Anything with a game of inches, I love it when the box is full and you have a moment where you get it done by inches.

What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

I just always wanted to play watching games on Sunday and watching Troy Polamalu and like hitting people.

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