Dantae Wilkes Jr: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Dantae “DJ” Wilkes Jr
School: Tennessee Tech
Position: TE
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 250

Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

A goal I set for myself was to be at least 90% on receptions when targeted. I actually was 100% not dropping a pass this season.

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

I bring energy & good vibes. Always willing to keep my teammates in good spirit and ready to compete.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?

Pad level & explosiveness. Be more crisp breaking out of my routes.

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?

Having that chip on my shoulder, I feel like I’ve always had to prove myself.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

Continue to use our facilities at Tech.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

The ability to uplift others while also making myself better.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?

I have learned to persevere & fight through adversity in many situations on and off the field. I’m used to change and have been apart of that quite a bit. It’s nothing I can not adapt to.