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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jared Washington, DT, University of West Alabama

Jared Washington has a great motor. The former West Alabama defensive tackle could be one of the strongest men in the NFL Draft

Jared Washington has a great motor. The former West Alabama defensive tackle could be one of the strongest men in the NFL Draft

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?  

Jared Washington 

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1 305

What is your position? 

Defensive tackle

Where do you play college football? 

West Alabama 

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

Doing football camps and helping others achieve their goals.

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

American lift lol

Where are you from? 

Lafayette Alabama 

Who is your role model, and why? 

My sister Tammala brooks, she is so strong and she took me in and she didn’t have to. She has helped me grow a lot over the years. she always had my back even when I did wrong and she knew it. 

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball but my barber told me I would be a football player (dream killer lol)

Did you play any other positions in football? 


At your position, what separates you from others?

I’m a run stopper and a pass rusher. Most guys are just run stoppers and both.

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

 I look for his hands an to see how is his hips.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Bo Wallace 

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

Aaron Donald we are around the same size I’m just stronger but he is faster. I’m gone get there soon. 

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

Me growing up and leaving childish things behind. I’ve made mistakes and I didn’t let them define me, I eventually got back on track and now I’m here. I will make a impact on my community!

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Talk to Mike and Ashton, I give a speech every game also. 

What is your biggest strength? 


What is your biggest weakness? 


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

You wouldn’t find a better d-tackle I work hard and I will do whatever it takes to get the job done 

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

Aaron Donald 

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

Tupac,  Jay Z and Mercedes Rutledge 

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

Tammala and my Mom a house

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 [email protected]

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