NFL Draft Diamonds Free Agent Interview: Kevin Estime, Defensive Back
- Name: Kevin Estime
- Position: DB
- Twitter: @KevinEstime
- Instagram: @kevinestime
1.What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?
When I entered high school my neighbors would play pickup basketball games around the neighborhood we eventually played football and I fell in love with the game.
2.If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?
Chad Johnson his work ethic and passion is out of this world yet he is still so laid back.
3.What is your typical training routine?
A typical training routine Monday will be lower body leg day heavy squats and I’ll do power cleans too that day and glute-ham raise on leg days I always warm up doing footwork ladders and jump rope. Tuesday upper body Wednesday speed and fieldwork Thursday fieldwork Friday fieldwork Saturday upper body and Sunday fieldwork and I do yoga after workouts usually at least four times out the week I also stretch every day regardless.
4.What are your favorite moments from your football life?
I got two favorite moments on the field during training camp in 2020 I intercepted our championship QB named Andrew Jackson and the receiver I was covering had SEC offers out of high school what made it so sweet was my head coach and defensive coordinator Marvin Jones who played in NFL for over 10 years congratulated me after the play that boosted my confidence that I could be a big-time safety. off the field I had an NFL agent whose dad Brent Alexander played in the NFL for over 10 years they flew me to Tennessee and showed me around and we talked business this was in 2020 I parted ways with them since I sat out 2021 due to Covid and to start my ES TIME For Fitness clothing brand but I’m back in the market now.
5.What are you looking to achieve as a football player going forward?
I want to go to the NFL I’m currently signed to play arena football for the Rapid City Marshals in 2022 and had CFL looks before.
6.How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?
Never give up I didn’t really play football in high school I rode the bench and over 10 of my teammates went D1 and some ended up going to the NFL such as Matt Milano and HaHa Clinton Dix but I didn’t give up I went to Junior College I got D1 interest and received over 10 D2 and NAIA offers. In life, my clothing brand ES TIME For Fitness gave me the same mentality to never give up it’s a relentless process of investing time and effort that’s how success is made from putting in the work and the effort.
7.What type of energy do you bring onto the football field?
I bring crazy energy I’m built different and I know everyone will feed off my energy.
8.What should we know about Kevin Estime the person?
I’m the guy who beat the odds and never gave up if you look at what I have overcome it simply is remarkable Kevin Estime is the hardest worker out there with a great mindset.
9.What is your favorite coverage and why?
Man coverage and I love to press because I’m one the best athletes out there I bench press 405 pounds and I squat and deadlift over 600 pounds while still being timed at 4.37 in the 40-yard dash by a CFL scout who played in the NFL. I simply will muscle any receiver at the line and then run with them I will mess up the timing of the route for sure because I’m also big at 5’11 205 pounds.
10.What would a team get in a player like you?
A hard worker who will get the job done.
11.What do you love about the game of football?
I LOVE how you can HIT people and not get in trouble.
12.What do you think are the keys to success on the football field?
Work ethic you gotta train in the off-season and constantly watch films if you can physically dominate and have the ability to read formations and know what’s coming you should be successful.