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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jarell Boyd-Ross, S, Bloomsburg University


Bloomsburg defensive back Jarell Boyd-Ross is a hard hitter formerly of Norfolk State

Bloomsburg defensive back Jarell Boyd-Ross is a hard hitter formerly of Norfolk State

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?

Jarell Boyd-Ross

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’3 223 lbs.

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (Norfolk State University Transfer)

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

Mentored a group of young men in a high school football camp.

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

A Planets Geography class I had

Where are you from?

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA but played high school football in Jersey City, NJ

Who is your role model, and why?

My Grandfather, because he was the hardest working man I’ve ever met. And nothing meant more to him than family. I want to be remembered in the same light he was.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball and soccer

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Yes, Receiver, Outside linebacker and in high school I played QB.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My willingness and hunger to be better than I was yesterday and get better every single day.

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

Tendencies from the QB, receivers, TE, route combinations, play progression, etc.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Will Hill back in high school

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

I look at and study Kam Chancellor more than anyone, so I guess I’d have to say him.

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

Growing up without a father. I made mistakes but learned from them and I also learned from others mistakes. The biggest reason I overcame it was God, without him nothing is possible.

 Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Pray, talk to God, my family and listen to music.

jarellWhat is your biggest strength?

Zone coverage

What is your biggest weakness?

Man defense

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

Regardless of talent I promise you no one will outwork me whether its film, the weight room, or the field.

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

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Hines Ward

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

My grandfather, my grandmother, and my girlfriend.

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

My mother a 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 [email protected]

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