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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tebucky Jones Jr. , WR, Fordham University

tebuckyEvery 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?

Tebucky Jones Jr

Where do you play college football?

Fordham University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

A few schools, Uconn ,Boston College , Penn State  only offer from Uconn

How did you choose your school?

Location , great facilities, and only 1a offer

Where are you from?

From Farmington , Connecticut

Who is your role model, and why?

Antonio Brown because he has an excellent work ethic and is a classy guy. I Like watching him play on Sundays, rare talent.

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

Haven’t talked to any scouts yet just remember seeing different teams at practice 2-3 times a week during the pre/regular season

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I tried all sports growing up, basketball, track, soccer, and baseball . But did basketball and  track in high school.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I just played wide receiver in college , but also played running back and safety in high school.

At your position, what separates you from others?

At receiver I separate my self due to my ability to make people miss and gain yards after the catch. Also my big play ability in terms of going deep . Also I am a fearless player who loves competition and I always strive to be the best.

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

Well when breaking down opponent film I look for clues to help me recognize coverages. I Also read how the corners backpedal as well as there tendencies in press coverage.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Leonard Johnson from Iowa state was the toughest player I have faced. I went against him my red shirt Freshman year at Uconn , he was a good college db.

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

I would compare my self to Greg Jennings because we are around the same size and have similar body types. I see the same type of burst and speed in me as well as route technique when I watch my film as well as his.

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

My biggest obstacle in my life was during my years at uconn when I was not receiving playing time no matter how hard I worked. But I kept working hard and saw an opportunity to leave and start new as well as reunite back with Moorhead after he had left to take the HC job at Fordham after my redshirt year.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

No pregame rituals

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my drive and willingness to be great and get better each day as well as challenge myself. Before the season my coach told me to be first team all conference and an all American. And I took that as a challenge and accomplished the goals he set for me.

What is your biggest weakness?

If there is one thing I would like to work on it would just improving my route running technique and fundamentals.

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

I am the type of player and man who will never quit and I always look to improve each and everyday. Not just in football but in every aspect of my life.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

My dad was my favorite player growing up and my favorite team probably were the Titans because I always used them in Madden.

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

I would want to have dinner with Jesus, Jerry Rice, and Cristiano Ronaldo lol.

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