Kahlil Dawson: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Kahlil Dawson
School: Portland State
Position: Wide Receiver/Returner
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
Goals heading into Senior year was to have 1,000 return yards and to be an All-Conference player.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Fast, Exciting, Explosive.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
How I’m training is by gaining weight and increasing my physical features and focusing on my speed as well as my skill sets with route running and catching punts/kicks.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
Watching film, I try to focus on tendencies Corners have with their technique and how they react to certain situations they get put in. Try to get a feel for the opponent. Also, things that me and the QB can capitalize on. I also watch special team film to see what they do well, what they don’t do well, and areas where we can exploit and have an explosive return.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
Things that separate me is my speed and my big play ability. Also, my ability to play multiple positions on the field, I’m not limited to just one side of the ball. I can play WR, return punts, kicks, be a gunner, and I played Corner two years prior. So definitely my versatility.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
On the field, I can bring excitement for the game and a dog mentality. Off the field, is a man of high character, integrity, and a good work ethic. Even better son and teammate.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
My final pitch would be to any team willing to give me a chance will not regret it. You’ll get all my blood, sweat, and tears for the organization.