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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dallas Jackson, DB, Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University defensive back Dallas Jackson is a very good player with solid ball skills

Jacksonville University defensive back Dallas Jackson is a very good player with solid ball skills

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?

Dallas Jackson

What is your Height/Weight?

5’9/ 188lbs

What is your position?

SS/N/CB

Where do you play college football?

Jacksonville University 

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

I believe the coolest thing I’ve gotten to do is read books to elementary school kids and actually having to act out what’s going on in the book to make it fun for the kids. I’ve also mentored young kids and still do till this day I’m the oldest of 7 so I’m kinda of a natural leader.

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

Statistics 

Where are you from?

Bradenton, Florida

Who is your role model, and why?

My parents because they are good hard working parents they are the ones who raised me and have been there with me throughout my entire life and nothing will ever bring us apart.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball, baseball, track,soccer,taekwondo, 

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played Quarterback in little league and high school but I realized I wasn’t going to be six foot so I came to reality early and went to the darkside.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I’m a leader that can communicate, I’m versatile I can play all three positions in the secondary, I have elite ball skills and feet, and I’m a nasty competitor.

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

I look for certain tendencies the quarterback has and who the best player is and how they like to get him the ball. I also look for what teams like to do on certain down and distance and what they like to run in certain situations. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Dante Cherry from the University of Delaware he’s a shifty guy and was fun to guard because we play a lot of man to man coverage. 

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

Charles Woodson because of the ball skills and the play making ability from all over the field.

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

Just being counted out and basically being the underdog my whole life and coming out of the environment that I came out of. Not too many people make it out where I’m from. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I always pray before every game.

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

The competition level because we’re not playing the higher level teams so we sometimes get questioned about handling that transition to the NFL.

What is your biggest strength?

Ball skills and feet

What is your biggest weakness?

It would be tackling but not necessarily a weakness because I didn’t play safety until my junior year in college so my tackling has improved just not where it needs to be.

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

I would say I’m a explosive playmaker that has a nose for the football and will make plays within the system and continue to get better every year. Also you would be getting a great leader on and off the field that would be beneficial for your organization for a very long time.

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

My favorite player was Sean Taylor and my favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys.

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

Tupac, Jesus, Martin Luther King

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I’ll probably get ah few things and put most of it up.

Rapid Answers:

  • Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
  • Backstreet Boys or One Direction?
  • Lifetime Channel or HGTV?
  • Waffles or Pancakes?
  • Snakes or Spiders?
  • Madden or Mario? 

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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