NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Kiante Northington, DB, Eastern Kentucky University
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What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
5’9 185 lbs
What is your position?
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?
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?
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