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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Blake Jackson, QB, University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Blake Jackson of Mary Hardin Baylor is a playmaker

Blake Jackson of Mary Hardin Baylor is a play maker

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?

Blake Jackson

What is your Height/Weight?

6’0 205

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

University of Mary Hardin Baylor

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

I got to meet this amazing 6 year old little girl named Brielle who is UMHB football team number one fan. I got to visit her at the hospital , and got to meet her parents . She had an amazing personality, and changed my life.

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

I think the hardest college class I took was a fine arts class called music appreciation. I had to listen to all these old time musicians and remember all this stuff that was irrelevant to my major .

Where are you from?

I am From Dobie Highschool in Houston, Texas

Who is your role model, and why?

I’d say my role model would have to be Russell Wilson , because of how he has worked hard to get to where he is today. He also is a great leader , and man of god.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball , baseball , track , tennis and soccer .

Did you play any other positions in football?

I’ve always played QB . But I’m athletic and smart enough to play WR and RB .

At your position, what separates you from others?

I feel like my ability to create plays and be successful at putting my team in the best situation to win is something not many can do .

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

I look at the defense front and the box first for any possible run checks . Then I check the coverage of the defense , by evaluating the depth and actions of the corners and Safety’s pre-snap and post snap.

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

I’d have to say Russell Wilson , because his size and his ability extend plays when stuff breaks down


Blake Jackson

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I listen to Dreams and nightmares before every game . When I get on the field I go to the end zone and pray every single game.

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

I feel like I have to do things that will get me noticed more than a Big school athlete . I feel like I have to work harder and make sure to show my ability every game .

What is your biggest strength?

I say my biggest strength is the ability to lead my team to victory.

What is your biggest weakness?

I think my biggest weakness is knowing when to be competitive and when not to.

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

I would  say that I am someone who is always going to work hard no matter what. I will not take a play off and I will continue to eat everyday until I reach the goal that I have set for myself.

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

My favorite player was Mike Vick . That man changed the game completely . Since the beginning of my football career I’ve been number 7 90% of those years. He was able to do something with his legs that no one before him could do . At the same time he had an amazing arm and quick release . I studied him when I was little and still do .

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

I’d have to say Jesus , ALI , and Kendrick Lamar.

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I would buy my Dad a new business truck , and home . And I would buy my mom a new car and house .

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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

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