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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jarelle Miller, LB, University of Jamestown

Jarelle Miller moves very well for a bigger inside linebacker. He hits hard as well.

Jarelle Miller moves very well for a bigger inside linebacker. He hits hard as well.

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? 

Jarelle Miller

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’2 240lbs

What is your position? 

ILB

Where do you play college football? 

University Of Jamestown

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

I’ve done many things as in running sports camps for the youth, helping out with catering for the city but the coolest thing I must say when me and my family feed the homeless for Christmas back in 2011.

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

Accounting 1 and 2 is most definitely the hardest.

Where are you from? 

Orlando, FL

Who is your role model, and why? 

I have two role models one is my mother she’s a woman of God. Without the sacrifices she made for the 7 of us and the prayers I wouldn’t made it this far. The obstacles she had to overcome it’s truly a blessing that she is still living. I watched her fight for her life when she had brain surgery last year but no matter what struggles we went through in life she always stayed strong. The second person is my childhood friend Hasean (Ha-Ha) Clinton Dix he showed me a lot of things no matter where you’re from and no matter what you been through in life, if you put your mind to it and keep God first you can never lose and I learned that from him.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I tried track and basketball wasn’t very coordinated for basketball, but track went good.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Yes, I played full back in high school.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

As an inside linebacker what separates me is the athleticism I have. I can move sideline to sideline I move pretty well for my size and weight.

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

As a linebacker I watch the o-line mostly the guards wherever they are heading too that’s where the play is going most of the time.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

I would say Derek Elliot from Valley City.

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

I would compare myself to Clay Matthews I say this because he is one of a kind he play aggressive and fast just like me.

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

The biggest obstacle is growing up in Orlando, FL being the first one from my family to go to college and receive a college degree. Where I was raised at the good die young there’s not too many people that make it out and go chase their dreams I thank God for allowing me to do this. I overcome this obstacle by following Gods plan it was all him I just followed.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I just pray and talk to God before the game.

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

I have to overcome many obstacles such as being able to compete with other guys from bigger schools. I know I have to work harder and sell myself so scouts will see that I have the ability to hang with big school players.

What is your biggest strength? 

My biggest strength is being able to adapt to any situation and making something out of nothing rather if its football or not.

What is your biggest weakness? 

I would say being vocal as a linebacker I need to talk more to the people next to me and the people behind me.

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

I am a person that’s going hard for God, my family and me. I know it’s not easy but the fast way doesn’t last long and I know it’ll be worth it.

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

Ray Lewis and Green bay Packers

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

Ray Lewis, the Rock and my Grandad that passed away.

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I would buy my Mother the house she always wanted!

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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