Kanore McKinnon: 2022 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Kanore McKinnon
School: UT Chattanooga
Position: WR

Height: 6’2”
Weight: 198

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

One main goal that I set and accomplished in my final collegiate season was to find a way to get the ball a little more. I did that by just working harder on and off the field.

Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?

I think I took advantage of my extra year of eligibility by working extra harder with our new strength coach and other wide receivers on my team throughout workouts and set myself up to do more things on the field after practicing.

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

My coaches and teammates will definitely let anyone know that I’m a hard worker and will put the team first!

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

While watching film, I like to focus on the defense mainly the defensive back across from me and how they play. I also watch for different coverages or shifts in coverages before or when the play starts. While focusing in on myself, I like to watch my play speed and how I ran or plan to run a certain route against a certain coverage or coverages. Also I like to play close attention to small details like getting in and out of my breaks.

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

I would say my speed, size and ability to make plays and get open is what separates me from other players at my position.

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

I plan to work on a whole bunch of different football related workouts and try to find me a personal trainer to help as well.

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

I will bring strengths such as accountability for sure, I was always coached to hold myself and teammates accountable and I feel like that’s key on and off the field. I will also bring a hard worker and a no quit mentality! I don’t believe in quitting and don’t ever plan on quitting!

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

To the NFL and other pro leagues, “All I need is a chance, I know I’m a ball player and can make plays, I just need an opportunity to showcase it”.