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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Koby Duru, WR, Louisiana Tech

Koby Duru the star wide receiver at Louisiana Tech recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot for this interview.
Koby Duru the star wide receiver at Louisiana Tech recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot for this interview.
  • Name: Koby Duru
  • Position: WR
  • College: Louisiana Tech 
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Weight: 205
  • Twitter: @whoisruuu
  • Instagram: @kobyduru

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

  • I’m a long rangy receiver that can stretch the field. My game isn’t limited either, I push myself to make an impact in quick game, intermediate, and vertical passing game. 

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?
  • 5 years old 

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

  • I really do love this sport. Adversity is everything to me. All my life I’ve been an underdog, and I would never take no for an answer. If I have to kick a door down, that’s something that’s not new to me.

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

  • World hunger or human trafficking

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

  • The way you do one thing is the way you do everything. 

Who was your childhood hero? 

  • Kobe Bryant

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

  • Cyrus Allen

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

  • Starting something and not finishing

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

  • Poverty for one and being counted out ALL my life. 

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

  • Coach Brown, he believed in me when no one else did. He took me in when my last school gave up on me 100 days before the first game. He seen something in me, that I really didn’t see in myself. 

What is your favorite snack food? 

  • Chicken Salad 

What is the best part of football? 

  • Scoring touchdowns and going back to watch the film and seeing yourself do things that you couldn’t even imagine yourself doing and also seeing all the work you put in actually work in your favor. 

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

  • I’m hungry and I’m never going to take no for an answer. 

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

  • Mohamed Sanu and Dez Bryant 

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

  • Jesus Christ because I just want to listen to him 
  • Kobe Bryant just to pick his mind 
  • Michael Jackson because I used to be scared of him haha

Damond Talbot

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