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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Kiante Northington, DB, Eastern Kentucky University

Kiante Northington of Eastern Kentucky is a feisty player with good instincts

NFL Draft Diamonds website has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible player. We hope to bring you more than 500 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 to the right.  Now let’s meet our next prospect!!!!

What is your name?  

Kiante Northington

What is your Height/Weight?  

5’9 185 lbs

What is your position? 

Defensive Back

Where do you play college football? 

Eastern Kentucky University 

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

Went to the Shrine Hospital in Lexington, KY and had like a field day event and played a lot of different sports with the kids.

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


Where are you from? 

Louisville, Kentucky

Who is your role model, and why? 

My mother, seen her work 2 to 3 jobs just I can live a comfortable life

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Baseball and basketball 

Did you play any other positions in football?  

I played WR until my freshman year of college 

At your position, what separates you from others? 

What separates me is I play with instinct and technique

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

When studying I look at receiver splits, different formations, and QB tendencies

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Eli Rodgers or Devante Parker

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

Tyrann Mathieu because he can play anywhere in the secondary and I can as well

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

Having surgery on my intestines my freshman year of high school and being in the hospital for 2 and a half months, I just pushed through stayed positive and did what the doctors told me to do and had to do a lot of rehab to strength my body again and gain my weight back 

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I just liked to go out before team warmup and work up a sweat and stretch

What is your biggest strength? 

My instincts 

What is your biggest weakness? 

Not going with my first instinct

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

I’m a high character guy and can blend in well with different groups of people and I can learn a playbook fast.

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

St. Louis rams back when they had Marshall Faulk, Isaac Bruce, Torrey Holt 

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

Obama, My Mother, and Chris Rock

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

My mother a new car 

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