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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Malique Jackson, DB, Bethune-Cookman University

Former Florida State defensive back Malique Jackson recently interviewed with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot

•           Name: Malique Jackson
•           Height: 6’
•           Weight: 190
•           Position: Defensive Back
•           College: Florida State Unviersity/ Bethune-Cookman University
•           Twitter: _DosOcho

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
•            My hometown is small town by the name of Jesup, Ga. What I love most about it is everyone pretty much knows each other and we have a great community that’s filled with love.

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
•            Only thing I would switch is film study and practice because the only way of getting good at something is repping it 365 days.

What do you worry about, and why?
•            Not being successful and being able to do what I want. Because my parents install it into me so I do not have another choice.
    
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
•            Being accountable and dependable to others.

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
•            Practicing against Jamies Winston

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football?
•         A business man.   

Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first?
•          I believe in house cleaning first. If you can keep your room clean, everything else will fall into place.  

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
•           I would most definitely save whoever I could get to first, everyone’s life is important. 

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
•    Denzel Washington… He just has a great affect on everyone around him. Such an outstanding personality and has people skills. He also makes people want to be around him.        

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
•            Getting through college on my own. Having to push myself because I was scared of letting the people down that got me there. I would remind myself every day what is my purpose.

What is your most embarrassing moment?
•            Driving down the highway jamming to my favorite music then realize I am being watched by a vehicle of people next to me.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
•            I don’t have a most memorable play, I just loved playing alongside Derwin James, Pj Williams, Jalen Ramsey, and Ronald Darby. Just being able to be in the same meeting room with those guys was enough. I learned so much from just being around them. They taught me so much in just a short amount of time about the game of football.

What song best describes your work ethic?
•            Blues because I like to take things slow.

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level?
•            My on the field smarts and aggressiveness.

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
•       My Great Grandfather, he loved watching football, but he was never able to participate in it because he had to work and provide for his family. I wish I could bring him back to show him who I am on the field.     

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it?
•            I am not really into clubs, but I most definitely would like to open a restaurant and name is Old School Diner.

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
•            Respected. I can care less if someone doesn’t like me, just long as they respect me I know I am doing something right. It’s hard for someone not to like me or respect me. I am someone who people gravitate too. Just by the way I was raised.
  
Do you love to win, or hate to lose?
•            I love to win, but sometimes we need to lose so it reminds us not to get comfortable.

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

•    My parents because they tell me what needs to be said, even though I don’t want to hear it sometimes, but it is what I need to hear. Something that other people are scared to say. I know the truth is dangerous, but I want everything that comes with it.

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NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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