Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jack Howard, CB, Lane College
Jack Howard was a very solid cornerback over the past two seasons with Lane College. Howard tagged up with cornerback Vernon Kearney who is currently on the Kansas City Chiefs roster to shut down teams opposing wide receivers last year. This year teams were scared to throw the ball Howard’s way. Howard was highly recruited coming out of school, he just lacked in grades. Teams have been coming in and out of practice and love Howard. He is smaller but he can play, teams could fall in love with Jack during his pro-day.
How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?
I was highly recruited coming out of high school I just didn’t have my grades in order
Where did you choose and why?
I chose lane college because my cousin was going there and I wanted to learn more about my heritage.
What were your goals for your senior year?
My goals for my senior year was to make all conference, get an invite to an all star game, be a field general.
Have any scouts met with you, and if so what are they saying?
Over 25 different NFL scouts visit saying you can play inside corner and I have great speed.
At your position, what separates you from the others?
I can play inside and outside corner, I have great feet quick hips and very knowledgeable of the game
Tell us what you look for when breaking down film?
I look for route combination, what routes they run during different down and distance, and anything unusual they do during different routes
Who was the toughest player you have ever faced?
I’ll have to say Greg Moore cause he make every route look the same
If you could compare your play to one person in the NFL who would it be?
I would compare myself to Brent Grimes he’s short like I am
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Appendix surgery were I lost 40 lbs and had to stay focus and a lot of prayer
What system fits your style of play the best?
Man to man coverage
What is your biggest strength?
My knowledge of the game
What is your biggest weakness?
Sometimes I’m overly aggressive
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
You won’t Draft anyone who works harder than me, more competitive, and who wants to win has much as I do
What was the most tragic event that ever happened in your life and how did you overcome it?
Watching my father almost die in front of me it made me more mental tough.
If you were to have dinner with three people dead or alive who would it be?
Sean Taylor Malcolm X with Gabrielle Union sitting next to me
With your first paycheck what would you buy?
My mom a home