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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jaylen Crutchfield, OL, Azusa Pacific

Azusa Pacific interior lineman Jaylen Crutchfield is a pretty dominating player

Azusa Pacific interior lineman Jaylen Crutchfield is a pretty dominating player

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name?

Jaylen Crutchfield

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2 335

What is your position?

I play offensive line

Where do you play college football?

Azusa Pacific University

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?

Coolest thing I’ve done is just helping out at as many camps we have on campus no matter the age group. I love helping and meeting all the kids.

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

Hardest college class was neuroscience

Where are you from?

I’m from Riverside, CA

Who is your role model, and why?

My parents are my role models, they exemplify what I want in my adult life.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Growing up I played basketball and also threw shot put.

Did you play any other positions in football?

In high school I played D-line and even played some tight end and full back

At your position, what separates you from others?

What separates me is the technical aspect I bring to the game of football. The ability I have to solve my problems in any given situation.

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

When I’m breaking down film I’m looking at the defense as a whole then individual tendencies of the defensive lineman.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

The toughest I ever played against was Defensive lineman by the name of Gustov I think.

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

A player I try to watch a lot is Mike and Maurkice Pouncey as an interior linemen they are top of the line.

jaylen 1What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

The biggest obstacle I ever overcame was the passing of my great aunt. She raised my mom and ended up helping to raise me so I spent a ton of time with her but with the help of God and family I overcame that.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I don’t really have any pre-game ritual I’m just as calm as I can be while trying to visualize every situation and scenario I watched in film.

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

The obstacles I feel like I need to overcome is the stigma that small school players can’t get the job done in the NFL. I feel like with my skill set along with the determination I can play with anyone in the country.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my mind and ability to understand the tools I have to solve my problems as an offensive lineman.

What is your biggest weakness?

Weaknesses I would say is that I love food.

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

I would say I have the knowledge and technique it takes to play his position at a high level. I know how to dominate opponents and the drive to dominate is constantly on my mind.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

Favorite player was and probably is Drew Brees

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

If I could have dinner with three people it would be Kevin hart Drew Breess and JJ Watt.

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?.

With my first paycheck I will start to pay off student loans.

Rapid Answers:

  • Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles?
  • Backstreet Boys or One Direction?
  • Lifetime Channel or HGTV?
  • Waffles or Pancakes?
  • Snakes or Spiders?
  • Madden ALL DAY or Mario?

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