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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Keenen Evans, DL, Virginia Union University

Keenen Evans the defensive lineman from Virginia Union University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds scout Justin Berendzen.
Keenen Evans the defensive lineman from Virginia Union University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds scout Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Keenen Evans
  • Position: DL
  • College: Virginia Union University
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 295 lbs
  • Twitter: @BigBeanen7

What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

Honestly my friends when I was younger in 7th grade all my friends were doing it so I begged my mom to play.

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What are your favorite moments from your football life?

Probably this year playing for Virginia Union was probably my best experience playing football chasing records and making history.

What are you looking to achieve as a football player going forward?

Just to help my community I’m from a very small town in North Carolina and this is one of the ways I can help.

If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

Ndamukong Suh, just because of how aggressive he is. I’d like to see how he just flips that switch when he is on the football field.

Which one of your family members inspires you the most and why?

My grandfather, he died when I was younger and he made a huge impact in my community and his nickname was “the little engine that could”.

What is your favorite defensive scheme and why?

4-2-5, that’s probably my favorite because that’s the system I’ve played in the most and I can play anywhere on the defensive line in the 4-2-5. So I’m very versatile in it and that’s why I like it.

What should we know about Keenen Evans the person?

I’m extremely funny and I always keep a smile on my face and I can sing.

What stands out about your film the most?

I’m very aggressive and very dominant and I play angry.

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

I try to talk it out and think everything through before I do it.

What would a team get in a player like you?

Very outgoing, very determined, and extremely hungry.

What do you love the most about the game of football?

The passion that you can play with and put your all into it.

Who is the most underrated player you’ve played with and why?

Damontay Rhem, I feel like he doesn’t get the credit that he deserves and somehow even though he gets 9-11 tackles a game he gets overlooked.

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