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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Kiaeem Mosley, DL, Grand View University

2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Kiaeem Mosley, DL, Grand View University
Kiaeem Mosley the standout defensive lineman from Grand View University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds scout Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Kiaeem Mosley
  • Position: DL
  • College: Grand View University
  • Height: 6’1”
  • Weight: 295 lbs
  • X (Twitter): @kiaeem_mosley
  • Instagram: @ky.mosley11

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

What made me decide to be a football player was how instantly I fell in love with the game. I get to go out every play and impose my will on whoever is lined up against. When you’re on the field, nothing matters besides who wants to win more. And I absolutely love that. The brotherhood and connections I have made through this amazing sport also have played a huge part in why I wanted to be a football player and why I want to continue doing so. It’s so much more than just a game to me.

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

In simple terms, I want to achieve greatness. I want to be the greatest player I can possibly be in the NFL. I want to leave a positive mark on the game of football because it has done the same to me.

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

My mother Taletha Mosley is my greatest inspiration. She is the most hard-working person I have ever met and is my biggest supporter. Growing up we didn’t have much, but she always found a way to provide for me and my little sister and made sure we were raised right. She is the reason I work so hard and every time I step on the field I’m playing for her.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

My favorite moments from football are just being around my teammates and going to war with them every Saturday. I’m constantly surrounded by people who have my back and are pushing me to be better every day. My other favorite moments from football is just the grind itself and seeing myself grow and improve. Mom always told me the process is more important than the destination.

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

It would definitely be Aaron Donald. He is my favorite player and one of the most dominant defensive linemen of all time. I would choose him because I think it would be awesome to learn from him as we play the same position. He is someone I look up to and he is living the dream I currently am chasing, so whatever advice he would give me would be a blessing.

What are your favorite things about playing football for Grand View?

I love the team chemistry we have. Going back all the way to my freshman year up until now it feels like as a team we have always gotten along and play well together. It has never not felt like a family. I’m also honored to be coached by the coaching staff we have. They aren’t just great coaches, but they are great people, fathers, husband’s, etc. They really do care about everyone on the team and has everyone’s best interest at heart.

What should we know about Kiaeem Mosley the person?

I’m a very simple guy. Outside of football and the weight room, I’m a home body. I like to be at home around the people I care about. I’m a leader and somebody you can count on for anything. I enjoy helping people. Whether it’s on or off the field, I always wanna make a positive impact on the people around me and in my community.

What is your favorite defensive scheme and why?

My favorite defensive scheme is the 4-2-5. I feel like when a defense has 4 dominant defensive linemen on the field who can stop the run and pressure the quarterback on pass, that’s extremely hard for an offense to stop. I also like the 3-4 because we see elite linebackers who can cover and rush the quarterback like TJ Watt, and then you still have 3 down linemen as well who can create some havoc upfront.

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

No matter what challenge comes my way on or off the field, my approach to it is to always attack it head on and to work hard to overcome the situation. Every problem that I face and manage to overcome I feel like I come back stronger and stronger every time.

What would a team get in a player like you?

I think I bring a lot to a team besides being a dominant force on the field. I’m a great leader and teammate, I’m someone coaches can come to when we need to up the intensity or lock in, I always strive to exceed all expectations, and most importantly they will get a player who truly loves and is dedicated to the game of football. I just want my team and I to be the best.

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

One of the main things I love is hitting people, and how humbling the game of football can be. You can be the most skilled player on the field, but if you don’t have that dog in you, you’re gonna get exposed. You have to come with immense intensity every play. Another thing I love about the game of football is the bond you create with your teammates. I have people I consider a brother to me who I met through the game of football. It’s a different kind of bond you get to create with people who you take the field with and leave everything you got out there with them.

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

Playing at Grand View I could name a lot of guy who were very underrated. When it comes to the most underrated player I would have to say Brian Grace who was a safety my freshman year. I would call him the most underrated player because I think there’s more to a player than just his skill. Brian was a great safety, but his leadership stood out and was very important to our team. When he talked, people would be quiet and listened because we respected him as player and trusted his leadership. He led by example and wasn’t going to call a dude out who wasn’t doing his job.


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