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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jeff Knox Jr., SS, California University of PA

jeff knoxEvery 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?

Jeff Knox Jr

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2 225/230

What is your position?

Strong safety/Outside backer

Where do you play college football?

California University of Pa

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

10

How did you choose your school?

Me and Parents weighed out pro/cons

Where are you from?

Pittsburgh/Maryland

Who is your role model, and why?

Lavar Arrington, because he has humble beginnings and is a Good Friend.

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

Chicago, Buffalo, and Raiders, they like that I’m fast and physical.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

CB, RB

At your position, what separates you from others?

I’m fast, smart, and don’t lose individual match up.

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

Most used formation, down and distance, then which are most successful plays for that team and how can we stop it.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Thomas Mayo

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

Kam Chancellor

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

Being release from Pitt for false accusation while having my good name and character slander. My mother and prayers and realizing that other people opinion of me do not define me or my work ethic.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I pray and listen to soft music. (R&B)

What is your biggest strength?

Being a leader, leading by example.

What is your biggest weakness?

I sometimes get too consumed with completing something that it may keep me from moving forward to something else.

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

I’m the hardest worker you will ever meet, and I won’t let you or my family down.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Sean Taylor and my favorite team is the Pittsburgh Steelers

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

Jesus, Obama, and Oprah 

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