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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Daniel Jones, WR, Southwestern Oklahoma State

 

Daniel Jones of SWOSU is a playmaker. The Oakland native is a speedster

Daniel Jones of SWOSU is a playmaker. The Oakland native is a speedster

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?

Daniel Jones

What is your Height/Weight?

5’7 155

What is your position?

Slot Receiver

Where do you play college football?

Southwestern Oklahoma State

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

In the spring we went to the elementary school and read to the young students  What was the hardest college class you ever had to take? Business Finance 

Where are you from?

East Oakland, Ca

Who is your role model, and why?

My dad because he raised me every step of the way and showed me how a man is supposed to provide for his family. Wouldn’t be where I am without him. 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Running back and DB in high school

At your position, what separates you from others?

Speed and being able to change the game with big plays

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

My opponents scheme, how the defender guarding me is going to play me, the defenders weakness, open holes in the defense, ways other teams have been successful against them.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Trevon Hartfield or Kevin Joseph 

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

John Brown because we are both smaller players but have speed and play making ability

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

Losing my grandma definitely was the toughest time in my life. Just having the support from my family and friends and knowing she is in a better place got me through it. Knowing God doesn’t make mistakes and trusting in him definitely helped me overcome it.  

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Listen to gameday playlist, kneel at goal line and pray before kick off

What is your biggest strength?

My speed/playmaking ability 

What is your biggest weakness?

Being patient/ knowing how to change pace

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

I am a player who is willing to come in and work my way into the roll needed to help the teams success. My knowledge and love for the game definitely gives me an advantage when it come to being prepared to make plays and knowing what is needed to make it happen. My work ethic speaks for itself, I’ve always been the underdog because I’m not the biggest player, which drives me to perfect my craft and learn how to use my size to my advantage. I love the game, and I am a student of the game, Im a player who will come in and do whatever it takes to make plays. Im not trying to prove everybody wrong Im trying to prove myself right. 

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

Michael Vick, Oakland Raiders

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

MLK Jr, Barry Sanders, Muhammed Ali

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

A house for my parents 

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