Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Adrian Wilkins, WR, NCCU, SUPPLEMENTAL DRAFT
Today, Adrian Wilkins the wide receiver/kick returner from North Carolina Central applied to enter the 2015 NFL Supplemental Draft. Wilkins became the second player to enter the Supplemental Draft this year and he might not be the last. The 5’8 wide receiver, Wilkins is a stud kick returner for North Carolina Central and might get a shot based on his speed and ability on special teams Adrian Wilkins had 89 career receptions, 985 yards and 5 TD’s and is a dynamic kick returner as well.
What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
5’8 and 175 pounds
What is your position?
Why did you chose the Supplemental Draft?
I chose the supplemental draft because I am ineligible to play next season, and I’m not trying to wait two season until I can be on the field again. And if this doesn’t work out I can always come back to finish school.
Where do you play college football?
I played college football at North Carolina Central University
How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?
I was only recruited by North Carolina Central
How did you choose your school?
I chose this school because they were the only school to offer me money to compete at the next level
Where are you from?
I am from Forest City, NC
Who is your role model, and why?
I don’t really have a role model, but Steve Smith is one of the guys that I look up to because he is also undersized for an outside receiver and he is great at what he do.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Yeah I played football, basketball, and I ran track
Did you play any other positions in football?
Yeah in little league I used to play quarterback and in high school I was a running back
At your position, what separates you from others?
Well in little league I was always faster than everybody so nobody could keep up with me if I scrambled, and at running back I had good vision and I was good at making people miss tackles.
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
When looking at film I usually look at technique and I watch myself to see what I need to improve at
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
The toughest team I had to go against is ECU
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
If I could compare myself to anybody in the NFL it would be Wes Welker because he return sometimes and also he is great at running routes and breaking people down
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
The biggest obstacle I ever had to overcome in life is when I tore my ACL, and I overcame it by staying positive and also I went hard when doing my therapy, I took it very serious because I wasn’t going to let that hold me back
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I don’t really have a pre-game ritual, all I do is pray before and after the game
What is your biggest strength?
My biggest strength is my ability to make people miss
What is your biggest weakness?
My biggest weakness is my height
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
I would tell you not to let my size fool you, and I will out work anybody if given a chance to live my dream.
Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?
My favorite player was Ladanian Tomlinson, and I always been a Denver Bronco fan
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
My mom, my brother, and my grandma Cathy