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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jordon Jenkins, TE, Texas A&M Commerce

jordon jenkEvery 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?

Jordon Jenkins

What is your Height/Weight?

6’4 242

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Texas A&M Commerce

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

FAU FIU and a couple small schools out of high school.

How did you choose your school?

I ended up going the JC route because grades weren’t good enough in high school so I ended up in California at College Of The Desert.

Where are you from?

Orlando, Florida

Who is your role model, and why?

I would say my Mother because she raised me all by herself to be a man and she did an amazing job of it and she showed me the values of life and working hard.

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

No not yet

jordon jenkinsDid you play any other sports growing up?

Yes i played Basketball and Volleyball in High School.

Did you play any other positions in football?

Defensive End, Wide Receiver

At your position, what separates you from others?

I feel that I am more athletic with my background in Basketball and Volleyball allowing me great separation. I use my frame to my advantage to create mismatches in coverage with smaller corners and safeties and also use my speed and Linebackers. *

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

When I watch film I look at how players align during certain coverages and blitz and also to see players strengthens and weakness of opposing players. Also when watching film you have to see what coverages they on certain downs in certain situations. *

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Ha-Ha Clinton Dix

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

Charles Clay because he does a little of everything he lines up everywhere on the field and is a matchup nightmare.

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

My Senior year in college my son was born mid way during the football season and it changed my life.

But having to balance school, football, and my family was hard having long days and very early morning mad it tough but ended up working out for the better because of help of coaches and my girlfriend.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I like to get out to the field early to get loose stretch and invasion myself making plays on the field.

What is your biggest strength?

I feel that my speed and quickness against Linebackers and my size against safeties and corners making me a match-up nightmare.

What is your biggest weakness?

I would say wanting everything to be perfect that it makes me over think what I’m doing instead of just playing and doing it.

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

I would say sir you’re getting a player that you will have no on or off the field issues with me, I will come to work everyday working hard trying to better myself learning the playbook and watching film.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

I would say Devin Hester because overtime he touched the ball you would hold your breath knowing that something amazing could happen

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

Martin Luther King Jr, Abraham Lincoln, Walt Disney

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