Name: Khadir Roberts
School: Slippery Rock University
Position: DB
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 180

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

The first goal I set which is the same goal I set every year is to just be better than the year before, every season and every week is an opportunity to get better. Individually my goal was to be an All-American, I feel as if I have been one of the best in the PSAC since I was a true freshman and wanted the rest of the country to know.. I was a First- team All-Conference selection, All-Region selection and a Don Hansen Honorable mention All-American despite the adversity I faced early in the season. My ultimate goal was to comeback and win a national championship with my brothers! A goal that fail short.

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

In all honesty, I was unsure of what to do with the “extra” year, I had thoughts about transferring up. The “extra” year for us at was less of an extra year and more so of a year away from football! We didn’t compete in 2020 during covid. However, I can say I used the time to transition my body, I put on 12lbs of muscle during that time off.

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

I believe my teammates and any coach that has coached me throughout my career will tell you I am a competitor and a damn good football player. I love to win! I love the feeling of being out there at corner on your own with no help and knowing that your teammates trust you and the coaches are counting on you to win. I believe they will tell you I am a hard-worker who is self-motivated that puts a lot of time into my craft. I am always striving to be better everyday on my own without any outside influences! Lastly, I think they would say I am a leader, one who leads by example. I am the one that sets the tone if I’m not on my game it will show with the rest of the group.

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

When I am studying film first I study myself, rarely the good but always the bad. I like finding my weaknesses and learning how I can improve on them. As far as the other team I study WR tendencies, coaching tendencies, formations, characteristics, etc…. I study everything I can to get an advantage on my opponent, people fail to realize how important this part is especially at my position. I want to know what type of routes coach likes a certain WR to run, the situation he runs them in, does he breakdown his routes at the sticks or not? Does he have a release plan at the LOS, is he stiff in his hip…. Whatever I can study to know my matchup and be one step ahead.

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

The number one thing that separates me from others is my versatility! I can play corner, nickel, dime, and safety and be productive at each position. I can play zone or be locked up in man all game and eliminate the other teams number 1. I also show up in run support, so I believe my game goes as far as I wish. I am a perfectionist that is dedicated to my craft, I focus on the little thing that others may overlook.

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

My off-season plan is underway, I have been training at Draft Prep with Grossetti Performance in New Castle PA. Trainers Terry Grossetti and Kyle Piper are committed to helping us prepare for pro-day and the NFL draft. There are about 40 athletes who are train at Draft Prep as well. We train 6/7 days a week including lifting, nutrition, testing prep and recovery.

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

As mentioned above, on the field I am a true competitor that will push everyone around me to compete and be better everyday. I also have a winners mentality and attitude that rubs off on other. But above all I’m always ready and willing to learn ! Off the field, community engagement and helping the less fortunate has been a priority to me throughout my life.

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

An opportunity is all I ask for and all I ever needed… I’ve been an underdog my whole life which is why I carry this chip on my shoulder and I wouldn’t want it any other way. A chance is all I need to make a difference within your organization, numbers and production don’t lie!! My game speaks for itself watch the film!