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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Landon Lenoir, WR, Southern Illinois University

Landon Lenoir
Landon Lenoir the big-time playmaking wideout from Southern Illinois University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Landon Lenoir 
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 195
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • College: Southern Illinois 
  • Twitter: @Legendarylando_

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• Steak 48 is a nice place to go.

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• Detail route running along with strength/awareness on the field

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money? 

• Put it in my savings and start my investing ideas.

What has been your biggest failure? 

• I’m not sure. Failures come and go I can’t say which is the biggest

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• Getting Open and being aggressive

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• JT Johnathan Thompson 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Lando is the nickname they call me

What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job? 

• RTD Major dealing with Media. I hope one day I can be in media production with Movies, Films, Etc.  

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What is your coolest life moment? 

• Being a big brother and knowing that he thinks I’m the coolest dude In the world is great for me. 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• Lil Baby- ALL IN 

If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking? 

• Method Man or Jamie Foxx because then it would be really funny lol. 

Who is your favorite football team? 

• I’m going with the Chiefs right now.  

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

• I’m just a natural cool guy so just take me for who I am. 

What is your biggest fear? 

• Not achieving the things, I was put here to do.

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Lance Lenoir Jr

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• On game day I wake up, start my prayers then vibe to my game day playlist. After that I head to Team breakfast /walkthroughs then I would usually go back to my hotel room or apt depending home or away to get my stretches in while cutting on YouTube and breaking down some of my favorite WRs until it’s time for pregame. When pregame comes I hit the field and go through slight routine things and movements to break a sweat then I’ll come back in and call and talk to my Family one by one to go over game expectations and pray and then its time to go to work.  

Do you have any hobbies? 

• I just picked up a new hobby in playing Warzone but besides that, I like listening to music and watching something funny to get my energy up. 

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be?

• Davante Adams, DJ Moore, Keenan Allen  

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

• My older brother has been the biggest influence on my life with just all the knowledge he drops to me and with me actually listening to the things he says has really gotten me far as I am right now and with us growing up together and being close in age it was never a time where he left me so I was able to experience a lot and grow/mature at a young age. 

What motivates you to work hard?

• Having to make a way for my family motivates me daily. Taking that role to become the one to get it done has motivated me daily because it’s becoming responsible for mine to take away in my life so I can open up doors for the people around me.  

Damond Talbot

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