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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Nick Jones, WR, Shaw University

nick jonesEvery 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?

Yudu Nick Jones

What is your Height/Weight?

6″2/205

What is your position?

WR

Where do you play college football?

Grambling/Shaw University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

6

How did you choose your school?

My Father

Where are you from?

Durham NC

Who is your role model, and why?

Adrian Peterson. It’s takes a strong minded man to go through what he has been through in life an i can relate 100%.

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

No

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Soccer, Track

Did you play any other positions in football?

FS

At your position, what separates you from others?

The mental aspect of the game.

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

Dead giveaways, weakness, Technique

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Haven’t faced him yet.

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

Cris Carter. When i was in the 4th grade he once took me an a couple teammates shopping, an told me to always catch the ball with your eyes an that has stuck with me since then.

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

A terrible tragedy tore my family apart a couple years ago an I wanted to give up everything, it felt as if my whole life was going wrong, my mother is struggling even more now that her only sister is gone an it hurts me to even talk to her an I knew I had to help my mother to get out of this struggle an the only way I know how is playing football. I owe it to her! So i rededicated my life to the game an I will make it to the NFL an I won’t stop until I retire my mom.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Listen to music

What is your biggest strength?

Work ethic

What is your biggest weakness?

Staying Low out of my break.

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

I just want a chance to showcase my talents sir, I know for a fact that I’m good enough to play in the NFL an with the proper coaching and training along with my work ethic I will be in Canton one day!

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Cris Carter, Minnesota Vikings

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

Malcolm X, Muhammed Ali, JFK

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