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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Harvey Jackson, DB, Brigham Young University

harvey jackEvery 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?

Harvey Jackson

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’2 3/4ths – 215 lbs

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

BYU via Nebraska transfer

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

15 D-1 Schools

How did you choose your school? 

Believed in those Programs

Where are you from?

Missouri City, Texas

Who is your role model, and why? 

Myself 10 years from now. I take into perspective how and what I’m supposed to do in order to get to who I want to be in 10 years and then begin the steps to the path to get there.

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


harvey jacksonDid you play any other sports growing up?

Track and Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Just Safety and Nickel

At your position, what separates you from others?

 Size, work ethic, attention to detail

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

Tendencies, patterns of formations and personnel, judgment of speed and physicality of opponents for whom I’ll be up against, etc.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

I don’t really remember a player specifically, but there were tough teams.

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

 Kameron “Kam” Chancellor. Size, physicality, and sure tacklers.

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

Leaving home after high school. First time being away from home.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I pray at the 50 yard line.

What is your biggest strength?

Work ethic

What is your biggest weakness?


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

I’m a person that will get the job done. 

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up? 

Houston Texans because that’s the home team. I never really had a favorite player. I like a lot of them.

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

My mom, sister, and dad because they’ve always been there and believed in me.

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