Kindle Vildor is a name that you will see again. He is a top five defensive back going into the 2020 NFL Draft coming out of Georgia Southern University. Trust us Roger Goodell will be calling his name on Thursday April 23, 2020 or Friday April 24, 2020 as an NFL Draft pick. This young man has NFL talent, with great size, and speed. He is very humble and has a passion for the game of football. He loves one on one coverage and he is willing to cover any receiver. We know this because he is a player we’ve been watching and a player we interviewed on the Life and Football podcast before the 2019 football season. We were also able to see Kindle play in GSU’s first home game last year against Maine and the bears threw his way maybe a few times.
Kindle is the real deal and played a major role in the Georgia Southern defensive back field for the past few years. While playing defensive back at GSU he was very successful and won an abundance of awards. As a sophomore in 2017 he had three interceptions and seven pass break ups. As a Junior in 2018 he was named a second-team All-American, the Sun Belt Player of the Year by Pro Football Focus, Earned first-team All-Sun Belt honors from the league, Pro Football Focus, Phil Steele and Southern Pigskin. In 2018 Kindle didn’t allow a completion in coverage at No. 2 Clemson and picked off their QB at the time Kelly Bryant, this was a big-time game for him where he could’ve had two interceptions. As a senior in 2019 he Earned first-team All-Sun Belt honors from the league and Named to Phil Steele’s first team. Kindle also played in the Senior Bowl and was given major praises for his performance during the week by ESPN’s Todd McShay. He also has been invited to the 2020 NFL Combine.
Kindle has earned his success and he deserves all the accolades for his hard work and dedication. We learned some amazing information about Kindle during our podcast interview with Defensive Back Specialist Oliver Davis. Oliver is currently running a program training some of the best defensive backs in the country and NFL veterans. Oliver told us about a story of how he meets Kindle. Oliver said that when he started his business Kindle was the first client he had. Kindle contacted Oliver via an online request and eventually talking to Oliver with Kindle saying I want to be better and I want to be the best. Oliver has been impressed with Kindle’s progress from seeing his first day with him to now. Oliver added that he believes Kindle will be drafted in the 2 round and he has the potential to be the highest drafted player in GSU history. Kindle has been a baller sense high school coming out of North Clayton High School in Georiga as a 3-star defensive back. Even winning the Defensive MVP at one of Cam Newtons 7 on 7 camps in high school. Kindle told us that his plans after his NFL career is over, he will be looking forward to becoming an athletic Director or Coach at the high school level. His mom Merlissa Thompson should be very proud of him and herself, because he isn’t just a great football player, he is a great person. A bright light will be shinning on their family and DeKalb, Georgia come Draft time. Head Coach Chad Lunsford has some big-time talent at Georgia Southern University and Kindle is one of many. Kindle’s love for GSU run deep and he has major respect for alumni and especially former GSU running back Adrian Peterson. Georgia Southern is a great football program that has been known to produce some big-time talent, but Kindle Vildor is on another level.