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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Kenyon’TA Skinner, WR, Minnesota Duluth

Kenyon'TA Skinner the play making wide receiver from Minnesota Duluth recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Kenyon’TA Skinner the play making wide receiver from Minnesota Duluth recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Kenyon’TA Skinner
  • Position: Wide Receiver 
  • College: Minnesota Duluth 
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 185
  • Twitter: @Therealkenyonta
  • Instagram: _kflash_

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2024 NFL Draft?

What separates me the most in the upcoming draft is my speed and ability to make plays with the ball in my hand. I think I’m one of the fastest players at the college level and I believe I have a God gifted talent when I get the ball in my hands.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

Since I can remember I’ve been a fan of the game. Chris Johnson really was the person who sparked my interest, I used to watch his blue blur highlight almost everyday. So when 8th grade came around and I was finally able to play football they put me at running back and my first play was an 80 yard touchdown.

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

That I am resilient. No matter how many obstacles I had to overcome to get to where I am today, and how many more obstacles that I will have to face in the future, I have and will continue to find a way to overcome them.

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

Cancer research. I lost my Dad to a battle with cancer so that means a lot to me.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Control what you can control. 

Who was your childhood hero?

My childhood hero is my Grandma, she was the definition of a soldier.

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

The most underrated teammate would have to be Tyshon King, he just recently transferred to Youngstown State he’s bound to have a huge season this year.

What is your biggest pet peeve?


Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

I come from a path of rocky roads and with that comes a lot of moments that shape your character. The one that weighed the most on me as a teen was losing my grandmother. Ever since then I knew I had to go harder. I told her before she passed I was going to make it to the NFL and be successful so that’s what I’m going to do.

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

I’d like to thank Duluth for being genuine and giving me a last chance to showcase my talent to the next level. 

What is your favorite snack food?

I’m not sure if chipotle counts as a snack, but if it does it’s chipotle.

What is the best part of football?

That feeling when you get into the end zone, I can’t really explain but there’s nothing like it.

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

Speed kills, I don’t believe there are many people that can do what I can do with the ball in my hands.

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

Deebo Samuel.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Young Thug, he’s been my favorite rapper since I was 14. Chris Johnson, he really sparked my interest into the game of football. Zendaya, that’s my celebrity crush.

Damond Talbot

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