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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Michael Kozlakowski, LB, University of Maine

Mike K was a beast for Maine. The kid has a relentless motor.
Michael Kozlakowski was a beast for Maine. The kid has a relentless motor.

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?

Michael Kozlakowski

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2 255

What is your position?

Defensive End/Outside Linebacker

Where do you play college football?

University of Maine

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

I am apart of a group at school called black bear mentoring that has given me the privilege to develop a close friendship with one of the younger middle school students in the community through seeing each during the week after school.

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

Operations Management

Where are you from?

Lynbrook, New York

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model I would have to say is my father. He is one of the hardest working people I know and  has always put my family’s lives as a priority before himself.

Michael Kozlakowski is a very well coached linebacker

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Lacrosse and Wrestling  

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

My Motor, and relentlessness in the pass rush.

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

Formation tendencies, and offensive linemen faults such as if he leans or sits in his heals in the pass. I also look for the running-back’s depth sometimes giving away run/pass.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Earl Watford

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

Clay Matthews, his relentlessness in the pass rush, and his instincts to make plays all over the field.

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

Having my first injury ever tearing my bicep my sophomore season after having a good freshmen year playing. I overcame that by shortening my recovery period through my work ethic and teammates support giving me the ability to return for playoff’s. Which was never expected from doctors and coaches.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Listen to music, and take a hot shower.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is that I am a competitor, and have a high-motor.

What is your biggest weakness?

Max protection

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

I will give everything I have everyday on and off the field to benefit your organization and will do whatever is asked of me on and off the field.

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

Brian Cushing at USC/Dallas Cowboys

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

My Grandfather, Rob Gronkowski, and Vince Vaughn

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

I would take my whole family on a long vacation.

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