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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jordan Shaw, DB, Shorter University

Jordan Shaw was defensive player of the year for a reason. The kid is a wrecking ball in the secondary!!!

Jordan Shaw was defensive player of the year for a reason. The kid is a wrecking ball in the secondary!!!

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?  

Jordan Shaw

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’2 / 220

What is your position?


Where do you play college football? 

Shorter University, Rome, GA

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

Can food drives with my team at Shorter University and working on a Habitat house with my team.

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


Where are you from? 

Jasper, GA

Who is your role model, and why? 

My brother who played college basketball.  He has always pushed me forward regardless of the obstacles in front of me.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 


Did you play any other positions in football? 


At your position, what separates you from others?

Ball skills and Instincts

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


Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Cedric O’Neal

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

J.J. Wilcox.  He plays with great instincts and is always around the ball. 

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

Being a walk on at Shorter University with no scholarship offer was my biggest obstacle. It took hard work and determination to overcome it and earn a starting position.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 


What is your biggest strength? 

Ball skills

What is your biggest weakness? 

Technique in footwork 

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

I am willing to play on special teams or any position needed for the team at any time.  

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

Michael Vick and Atlanta Falcons 

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

Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Dale Earnhardt Sr. 

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


Rapid Answers: 

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

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

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