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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Cole Jaeschke, QB, Upper Iowa University

coleEvery 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?

Cole Jaeschke

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2” 220 pounds

What is your position?

Quarterback

Where do you play college football?

Upper Iowa University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

Upper Iowa University, Winona State, Grand View College

How did you choose your school?

I really liked the coaches and they offered me early playing time and a good football scholarship

Where are you from?

I am from Callender Iowa it’s a small town in Northwest Iowa

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

Talked to a couple throughout the season but nothing major. Was just at the regional combine in Houston and got a call three days later that I was invited to the Super regional in Phoenix. They said I have the arm talent to play at the next level,

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball and golf. I was actually a really good golfer in high school I took second and fourth at state as an individual my junior and senior years.

Did you play any other positions in football?

Nope I always played QB

At your position, what separates you from others?

I believe I have an throwing talent that very few individuals have. And the willingness to win and strive to be the best at everything I do whether its practice or a game.

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

I look for weakness. Where can we beat them? Or it could be an individual that sticks out as a guy we should pick on or stay away from

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

I’d say Brett Favre for two reasons. One I have never missed a game or even a practice in my life and I take a lot of pride in being available to play and practice. Second because of my playing style I am a competitor and would do whatever it takes to win a game.

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

In high school our football program had never made the state playoffs and it was a battle to compete my first two years in high school but my junior year something clicked as a team and we made a run at a state title. We lost in the semi finals both my junior and senior years. But it was a major accomplishment to change a program like my class did at my high school.

 Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Not really, I guess I just like to wear the same stuff under my pads

What is your biggest strength?

Arm Strength and knowledge of the game

What is your biggest weakness?

I get a little overconfident in my arm and take some unneeded chances with ball.

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

I’d be one decision you’d never regret in your life. You’re going to get a perfectionist who is a professional and loves the game. A person who is the first one in the building and the last one out.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Brett Favre was my favorite qb. I’ve been a Steelers fan since I was little in the Jerome Bettis days!

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

My great grandma, because she has been one of the most important people to me in all my life. Tom Brady, because I love his story and his passion for the game of football. Chris Kyle, cause I have massive amounts of respect for anybody that serves in the military and he would be an interesting man to talk to.

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