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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jordan Batiste, DB, Southeastern Louisiana

Southeastern Louisiana defensive back Jordan Batiste has NFL size and speed

Southeastern Louisiana defensive back Jordan Batiste has NFL size and speed

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? 

Jordan Batiste

What is your Height/Weight?

5’9 185lb

What is your position?

Defensive Back 

Where do you play college football? 

Southeastern Louisiana University

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

Probably passing out the awards at the special Olympic games/ Talking to a group of troubled youth

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

Freshman English 101, I took this class at Tulane Wrote my first 10 page paper

Where are you from?

Gramercy, Louisiana

Who is your role model, and why? 

My dad because he has always been about action. He doesn’t talk much but when he does he gets everyone’s attention. Also because he is well respected but humble at the same time. 

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, and Track

Did you play any other positions in football? 

RB, DE, WR, and QB

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I’m very tenacious play very fast and low Love to tackle and I have a knack for forcing fumbles. Another thing that separates me is that i have made all conference at every position in the secondary, versatility and durability separates me.

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

Tendencies, WR splits, RB running styles, QB’ shoulder tip for his throws, and how the ball carriers hold the ball.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? Jarvis Landry

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

Tyrann Mathieu because of his versatility and the way he covers and makes plays on the ball

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

Having to transfer from Tulane to Southeastern, it was big having to come a level down, but i still had the same dreams and goals in mind that’s what kept me going. Another thing was I had to be comfortable adjusting to change, because the NFL changes all the time, I could be traded one day and I need to be ready to keep making plays.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Have to take a crap before every game

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

I have to overcome not blending in with my competition and excelling above and beyond. I also have to stay mentally focused because not all of my teammates have the same dreams and goals as I do.

What is your biggest strength? 

Mentality 

What is your biggest weakness? 

Undersized

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

I would say i guarantee you that I will give your defense a different element and i will excel at wherever you put me on the field.

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

Saints were my favorite team because they’re the home team. Sean Taylor was my favorite player because of how reckless he played and the respect he got from opponents.

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

Tyrann Mathieu, Sean Taylor, and Bernie Mac

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

An apartment

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  • Spongebob
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  • Lifetime
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  • Pancakes
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  • Snakes
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  • Madden

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