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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jamil Douglas, OL, Arizona State University

jamil douglasEvery year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, we will not be surprised, and neither should you.

What is your name?

Jamil Douglas

Where do you play college football?

Arizona State University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?


How did you choose your school?

I discussed it with my family after we had took my official. We came to the conclusion that Arizona state was the best place for me.

Where are you from?

Cypress, California

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model would have to be my mother. Growing up without a father figure and seeing the sacrifices she had to make so that we were able to be successful takes a strong person.

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

No I have not met with any scouts.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball the majority of my childhood

Did you play any other positions in football?

In high school I was a Tight End and Defensive end

At your position, what separates you from others?

My quickness and aggressiveness off the snap of the ball.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

Mainly for tendencies, I look at different fronts they might play on defense, and I also look at what gives the defenders the most problems.

jamil douglas 2Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Star Lotulelei

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

If I could compare myself to one player it would have to be  Jeff Allen , I think he is an athletic guard with the quickness and aggressiveness that I can see myself playing like.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

One of the biggest obstacles in my life that I had to overcome would be my grandmother passing away a couple days before our first game this year. She played a huge role in getting me to this point in life. It’s something that I just had to accept and say that I know she’s in a better place.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Looking at a picture of my family before I take the field.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my athletic ability at the guard position, being able to be quick and aggressive off the snap and move the defenders in front of me.

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness would be playing too high at times

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I would say that I am the ultimate leader. I will always want to learn more about the game and give 100% at every opportunity presented. I’ll come to work everyday and attitude/ effort is something you’ll never have to worry about. I just want to help a team win football games, wherever that may be I am committed to give it everything I have.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Demarcus Ware, and the Dallas Cowboys

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

If I could have dinner with three people, the first person I would pick would be my brother. He passed away when I was in high school, and I would love to hear what he thinks of everything now. The second person would be Michael Jordan, simply because he was such a great basketball legend, and someone that rarely speaks about his accomplishments. The last person would be Ray Lewis, I just think he has such an interesting story and so much experience playing the game of football it would be good to listen to what he has to say.

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