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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Anthony Jones, WR, Marian University

Marian receiver Anthony Jones Jr is a great player with great hands

Marian receiver Anthony Jones Jr is a great player with great hands

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?

Anthony Jones Jr

What is your Height/Weight?

6′ 200

What is your position?

WR/KR

Where do you play college football?

Marian University

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

One thing I annually do is go back to my High School and talk to the young athletes about grades , attitude, and persistence. Another thing I participated in that is significant to me is ” Gifts for the Homeless” where I helped out a local church with providing gits for the less fortunate .

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

Anatomy

Where are you from?

Perth Amboy , NJ

Who is your role model, and why?

My Role model would have to be my older sister, she was the first in my family to graduate from college. She set the standard as an college athlete and top scholar while she was there. After college she immediately received a teaching and coaching job at our local high school where she continues to be a leader while giving hope to the youth.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes , Basketball and Baseball as well

Did you play any other positions in football?

Growing up I always played both sides of the ball , in high school I was a return man.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I believe what separated me from others is my ability to make things happen with the ball in my hands , also I take pride in my route running the ability to get open in a must.

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

Personnel , coverage’s, where are the safeties aligned, which is their cover line backer , corners first move when their in press coverage , pick up on some of their tendencies , and if they are easy to beat with double moves ,

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Greg Jones from Colonial High School

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

If I had to pick I would say Golden Tate, but I feel there isn’t anyone in the league that I can compare myself to pound for pound, I would be one of the bigger slots in the league who can get physical but will also make big plays.

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

My biggest obstacle in my life was dealing with my brothers death at a young age, I still didn’t fully overcome it but its what drives me day in and day out .

anthony jones 1Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Yes I have a few , but the main one is praying on the field before the game

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

Letting the world know that I can play with the best of them, college was just a stepping stone and everyone has their own story, small school ball just happened to mine

What is your biggest strength?

Leading by example

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is the fear of not succeeding

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

You are getting a winner, a ball player with a niche for big plays , one who will sell out to make a down field block , and someone who is always for the better of the team

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

My favorite player growing up was Deion Sanders because of his big play ability , and my favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys

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

My brother , Jerry Rice, and Michael Irvin

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

Real Estate

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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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