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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Josh Jones, WR, Missouri Southern State University

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What is your name?

Josh Jones

Where do you play college football?

Missouri Southern State University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

About 10

How did you choose your school?

After Juco, I saw the opportunity to be about or a changing program and a winning tradition at Missouri southern, and the biggest factor was that I would play right away and get some balls thrown my way.

Where are you from?

Pasadena CA.

Who is your role model, and why?

My mom, I admire her hard work a dedication to me and to everything she does in her life, she is a truly go getter and I aspire to have her drive for success every day.

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

No not yet.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, some baseball, and I ran track through out high school.

Did you play any other positions in football?

Quarterback, Receiver and Safety

At your position, what separates you from others?

My willingness to do whatever it takes to get my job done, at any moment I can go across the middle and make a big catch or even lay a block to spring a big run.

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

Tendencies of my opponent, I try to check out their foot work, see how aggressive they are and if they can get a good jam on the line.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Chase Rettig, back in high school when I played Safety.

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

Vincent Jackson, I have a big body, I’m pretty physical and I can go across the middle and make clutch catches or be a red zone threat at any moment.

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

Tearing my ACL my senior year of high school. I ended up losing my scholarship offers and chose to go the Juco route. I think training and rehabbing would probably be one of the hardest things I’ve ever done along with building my confidence back up to play the game and be successful.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Just the basics music and zoning out.

What is your biggest strength?

My talent and knowledge of the game and my position.

What is your biggest weakness?

I don’t think I have any major weaknesses, but I do know there is always room for improvement and perfecting my craft.

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

I’m 22 and hard working, I understand the things I want in life and know I have to work hard for them. If you were to give me a chance to show and prove my worth to you, you’d see my talent and ambition, I just need a shot. Other than football I love spending time with friends and family and I love working on cars and being around them.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Randy Moss and I’m a diehard Chargers fan

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

My Grandma, Michael Jordan, Michael Irvin.

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