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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: JeMarcus Marshall, DE, Northwestern State University

JeMarcus Marshall is a big boy that dominates at the point of attack for the Demons

JeMarcus Marshall is a big boy that dominates at the point of attack for the Demons

NFL Draft Diamonds has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 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 to the right.  Now let’s meet the prospect!!!!

What is your name?

JeMarcus Marshall

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3 260 lbs

What is your position?

Defensive End

Where do you play college football?

Northwestern State University

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

The coolest thing I have ever done off the field is mentor children at the local boys and girls club.

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

The hardest class I have ever taken was Advanced Psychology.

Where are you from?

Monroe, LA

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother is my role model because of how hard I have seen her work over the years when she was raising my siblings and I.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball and ran track growing up

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played tight end and linebacker.

At your position, what separates you from others?

The thing that separates me from others is my discipline and physicality.

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

When breaking down film, I look for offensive tendencies and favorite formations to give me an idea of what plays they want to run.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

The toughest player I ever faced was the right tackle for Sam Houston my junior year. Donald Jackson

screen-shot-2016-10-26-at-2-31-38-pmIf you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

I would compare myself to Michael Bennett from the Seahawks because he is a player who’s game I admire quite a bit.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I usually listen to music and pray.

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

As a small school player, I feel like we have to work harder to be seen because we don’t get the exposure that bigger schools get.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my competitive drive.

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is flexibility.

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

I would say that I am a hard working, fierce minded defensive end that would do anything I could to help the team succeed.

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

My favorite player has been Michael Bennett since he entered the league. My two favorite teams are the Saints and the Seahawks.

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

I would have dinner with my great grandmother, my grandmother, and my mother. 

What is the first thing you will buy with your paycheck?

The first thing I would do is pay my tithes at church.

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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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