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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Brock Jones, RB, Gannon University

Gannon running back Brock Jones runs the ball well. He is a quick back

Gannon running back Brock Jones runs the ball well. He is a quick back

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?

Brock Chancellor Jones

What is your Height/Weight?

5’10” 210

What is your position?

Running Back

Where do you play college football?

Gannon University

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

One of the coolest things I’ve done off the field is worked with a group at my church that spends evenings with special needs kids to give their parents a date night break.   

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

Business Statistics

Where are you from?

Cleveland, Ohio

Who is your role model, and why?

My dad is my role model because of how smart he is and seeing his example of how to be a man and overcome any situation in life.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played just about every sport.  Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Swim Team, & Track. Also I’m a freakishly good snowboarder.

Did you play any other positions in football?

DB, KR, PR

At your position, what separates you from others?

I believe what separates me from other players is my ability to gain yards after the initial contact and finish runs violently.  My ability to catch the ball from the backfield or split out as a receiver also separates me from other running backs

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

I look for safety rotation and linebackers alignments.  I look for defensive tendencies such as blitzes or line stunts they like to do depending on the down and distance or based off of where the ball is spotted.  I look for different personnel packages that can give away coverages, blitzes or stunts. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Doran Grant  

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

Marshawn Lynch because he hardly ever gets tackled by one person or initial contact.  And he blocks well and can catch the ball. 

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

The biggest obstacle I’ve had to overcome is people stereotyping me and doubting me.  Prayer and Hard Work

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I have to listen to a couple of the same songs I have been listening to since high school.  I also watch Brian Dawkins and Ray Lewis  pre game speeches.  I don’t wear socks for 24 hours before a game until I put my game socks on. 

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

The thought that small school players can’t play with the NFL competition. 

What is your biggest strength?

My internal drive to be the best

Brock JonesWhat is your biggest weakness?

Flexibility.  I need to stretch more.

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

I would tell them that I’m a hard worker and will do my job and never quit while there is time on the clock.  And that I will do whatever is asked of me with high energy.   

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

Brian Dawkins and the Browns

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

Jesus, Obama, Kunta Kinte  

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

After making sure my family is set I’m getting a puppy.

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi?
  • Pizza or Burgers?
  • Dogs or Cats?

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