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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jevohn Miller, LB, Iowa State University

jevohnEvery 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?

Jevohn Miller

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2 / 245

What is your position?

LINEBACKER

Where do you play college football?

Iowa State University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

6

How did you choose your school?

Coaches made me feel at home and I wanted to play against the best in college football

Where are you from?

From Brooklyn, Iowa

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model is my former strength coach at Iowa state Yancy Mcknight because he has always given me great advice and has guided me through my journey at Iowa state. He also is the most straight forward and consistent person and coach I know, he will tell you how it is never sugar coating anything

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

No scouts have met with me

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played baseball, basketball, and wrestling growing up.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I did not play any other positions in college but in high school over the course of my career a played every position on offense including all the offensive line jobs and played defensive end and linebacker.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I think what separates me from other people at my position is that I have the ability to do every task that is asked of me. I can cover, stop the run, and pass rush if needed, as well as make checks and calls to get us in the right defense to be  successful. 

jevohn millerWhen you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

While watch film I like to look for tendencies that will give me an advantage to what the offense is going to do before they do it. there is also getting familiar with personnel, plays, down and distance tendencies but if I can catch that one thing that they give away every play it gives me that much better of an advantage. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Toughest player I faced this last year I would say would be Jake Waters, K-State QB, He was the most versatile QB I faced all year and he ran their offense very well. 

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

I would say Sean Lee because he is an all around great linebacker and he seems to always have his nose around the ball.

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

A sudden death of a family member. I overcame it with the help of my friends, family, and my cyclone family at Iowa State.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I do not have any pre game rituals

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is the ability to find a way to a ball carrier through traffic

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is over thinking myself…but i have learned to not be my own worst enemy especially on the football field. 

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

Hard working, dedicated, trustworthy, and accountable that’s what I am and I don’t wanna be anything less. 

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

My favorite player and team was Brian Urlacher and the Chicago Bears.

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

I would choose my uncle Brandon, my sister Shealynn, and my great grandma Virginia.

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