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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Davyon McKinney, DB, University of Arkansas

Arkansas has a playmaker in defensive back Davyon McKinney.  I love this kid's motor on the field. He seems to always be around the ball
Arkansas has a playmaker in defensive back Davyon McKinney. I love this kid’s motor on the field. He seems to always be around the ball

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name?

Davyon McKinney

What is your Height/Weight?


What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

University of Arkansas

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?

Feed to the homeless, Big brother camps

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?


Where are you from?

FORREST City Arkansas

Who is your role model, and why? 

My Mother ,because she understand how to overcome adversity and no matter what she would be the same person everyday

Did you play any other sports growing up?


Did you play any other positions in football?

Wideout, cornerback

At your position, what separates you from others?

Energy, knowledge of the game      

davyonWhen you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

Technique, assignment of the play, the opponents skills set  

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Mike Evans

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

Antonio Brown the ability to make things happen  

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

As a kid my lungs collapse,as a premature baby growing up and becoming  a great Athlete is a big deal. Making it out of a rural area with a lot of crime with a single parent has been a great obstacle. I just took life one day at a time

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Saying prayer, talking to my mother then listen to Yo Gotti ‘Who am I’

What is your biggest strength?

Knowledge, energy

What is your biggest weakness?

Staying at one position

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

If you looking for a positive role model with great character, that goes hard in every aspect of life I’m your guy  

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

Reggie Bush

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Grandfather, Mother, Sister

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

Mother a car

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi?
  • Pizza or Burgers?
  • Dogs or Cats?

Damond Talbot

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

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