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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jabral Johnson, LB, Oregon State University

jabralEvery 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?

JABRAL JOHNSON

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1 230

What is your position?

OLB/MLB

Where do you play college football?

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

10+

How did you choose your school?

SCHEME/ COACHES

Where are you from?

KILLEEN, TX

Who is your role model, and why?

BOBBY WAGNER, HE WAS NOT HIGHLY RECRUITED OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL, BUT EARNED HIS WAY TO BE DRAFTED IN THE 2ND ROUND.

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

YES, WANTED TO KNOW MY CRIMINAL RECORD BACKGROUND (WHICH IS CLEAN) AND WHICH POSITION DO I PREFER TO PLAY OLB/MLB.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

BASKETBALL, BASEBALL, TRACK

Did you play any other positions in football?

SLOT RECEIVER 

At your position, what separates you from others?

INSTINCTIVE, SMART, MENTAL ASPECT

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

OPPONENTS TENDENCIES, ROUTE COMBINATIONS, FORMATION RECOGNITION.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

JAY AJAYI/ DEVONTE BOOKER

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

ROLONDO MCLAIN, SMART AROUND THE BALL AT ALL TIMES.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

PRAY

What is your biggest strength?

MENTAL GAME

What is your biggest weakness?

PAD LEVEL

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

ALL I NEED IS AN OPPORTUNITY THE REST WILL FALL IN PLACE

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

I ADMIRED PLAYERS MORE THEN TEAMS

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

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JESUS, JACKIE ROBINSON

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