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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jonathan Desir, DT, Towson University

Towson defensive tackle Jonathan Desir is a big boy who clogs the middle of the field

Towson defensive tackle Jonathan Desir is a big boy who clogs the middle of the field

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?

Jonathan Desir

What is your Height/Weight?

6’5 315

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Towson University

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

Coolest thing I did was helping the kids at Pimlico Elementary

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

Research Methods

Where are you from?

Long Island, New York

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother because she sacrificed a lot to to raise me and my siblings by herself

Did you play any other sports growing up?

High School Wrestling

Did you play any other positions in football?

I have long arms that help me get good separation from my opponents

At your position, what separates you from others?

Played Offensive Line also at Towson

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

I look for my opponents tendencies and any weaknesses that other players are exploiting

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Toughest player I ever face were the offensive line for LSU

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

I would compare myself to Marcell Dareus because I’m pretty good at stopping the run and getting to the QB

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

I had to overcome a knee surgery right before my senior season started

desirDo you have any pre-game rituals?

Don’t really have any pre-game rituals

What is your biggest strength?

Biggest strength is my ability to hustle and my size

What is your biggest weakness?

Weaknesses pad level

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

I think I would be able to help your team win the Super Bowl

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

Vince Wilfork was my favorite player but the Giants have always been my team

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

Martin Luther King, Mike Tyson and Michael Strahan

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

First big thing I would by is a house for my mom

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