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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Malcolm Jackson, DB, Charleston Southern University

Charleston Southern University has a big time corner in Malcolm Jackson. NFL teams PAY ATTENTION

Charleston Southern University has a big time corner in Malcolm Jackson. NFL teams PAY ATTENTION

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? 

My name is Malcolm Jackson

What is your Height/Weight? 

6 ft, Wt-185

What is your position? 

I play CB

Where do you play college football? 

Charleston Southern University

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

I give back by doing community service with my fraternity Phi Beta Sigma Incorporated.

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

Currently this semester, Organic Chemistry

Where are you from? 

I am from Suwanee Georgia

Who is your role model, and why? 

My role models are my parents. They pushed me to strive to be the best I can be and have taught me about respect and to strive to be the man I am today!

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I did track growing up and won state my senior year of HS in the triple jump.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I played CB, Safety, and a little bit of OLB in High school. I had one spring where I played WR as well.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I think what separates me at my position is my physicality and smarts on the field. Everybody is an athlete this day and age of football, but that doesn’t mean everyone has the physical nature of tackling and when it comes to press like I do. As far as smarts on the field I have the ability to see what’s happening and know where to be and doing my job within the scheme. Also knowing when to change up techniques depending on who my 1-on-1 match up is.

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

I look for releases off of press and how WRs stem there routes vs when they’re blocking. I also look for what type of routes WRs run in certain personals and formations.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

The toughest player I’ve played is Malcolm Mitchell from UGA

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

I feel like I mostly play like Jerraud Powers- Arizona Cardinals

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

My biggest obstacle I’ve had to overcome is when I loss in state my Jr. year for track and trained non-stop the following year to win it all and break the record the following year.

malcolmDo you have any pre-game rituals? 

My pre game rituals are listening to certain music albums, praying, and writing GGT on my game tape. It stands for “God Given Talent”.

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

I definitely feel like coming from a small school it’s a lot harder to be recognized by scouts. I feel like as long as I dominate on the field and put my trust in God that all the rest takes care of itself.

What is your biggest strength? 

My biggest strength is attention to details in my technique and in diagnosing an opponents plays on the field.

What is your biggest weakness? 

My biggest weakness is sometimes I can be slightly too nice and then it takes a second for that dog to come out.

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

If I had that second to tell a GM why I can be their guy, I would tell him that I am a dependable and versatile asset to any defense because I will be in the right spots for the scheme, tackle, and make plays. 

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

My favorite player is Darelle Revis and my favorite team growing up was the Falcons.

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

I would choose to have dinner with Kevin Hart, Will Smith, and Steve Jobs

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

With my first pay check I would probably go buy a new DVD or movie to watch.

Rapid Answers:

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

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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