Meet Anim Dankwah, OT, Howard University, 2023 NFL Draft Prospect

Anim Dankwah, the massive offensive tackle from Howard University, recently met with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

  • Name: Anim Dankwah
  • Position: left tackle
  • College: Howard University
  • Height: 6″8
  • Weight: 360 lbs.
  • Twitter: Animthedream
  • Instagram: AnimtheDream

What makes you one of the top prospects in your position in the 2023 NFL Draft?

I am a very fast learner. I pick things up very well and progress to a very high level. Playing the tackle position is all about adjustment, and my ability to adapt well is one of my greatest strengths.

At what age did you start getting interested in football?

I didn’t start playing soccer seriously until the summer after my junior year of high school. Before, I didn’t even watch football, I was more of a basketball guy.

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

NothingButNets is an organization I worked with during my internship at Aptive Environmental. This organization donates mosquito nets to children and families in Africa to help prevent malaria and other infections that can be transmitted by mosquitoes.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

I went to George Floyd Square in Minneapolis this summer and met some of his family, on my walk by the George Floyd mural a man approached me and started talking to me of me. He told me to write this ‘It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be’, and he wasn’t just telling me about football, he was talking about life.

Who was your childhood hero?

Micheal Jackson, I was Jackson’s biggest fan growing up.

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

xavier ricks

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

selfish people

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

During my graduate year at Taft School, I ran into an obstacle with the NCAA eligibility center. It was one of the most stressful times of my life, I wasn’t allowed to play NCAA football until April 25, and that’s when I got my first offer to Howard , to which I ended up committing myself after a long period of waiting.

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

The Yard, Howard University’s Yard is one of the most historic sites on campus. it’s where I met most of my friends and had the most fun on campus.

What’s your favorite snack?

What’s the best part of football?

Convenience of locker rooms

If you could sell yourself in one sentence, what would it be?


If you could compare your game to an NFL player, who would it be?

Orlando Brown

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

  1. Kevin Durant (My Favorite NBA Player)
  2. Denzel Washington (I’ve always admired his personality)
  3. Jesus Christ (I have many questions for him)

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