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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jarvis Williams, DL, Eastern Illinois University

Jarvis Williams is a big boy who has a motor

Jarvis Williams is a big boy who has a motor

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?

Jarvis Williams

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1 270

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Eastern Illinois University

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

Give a speech in front of the young kids at my old high school.

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

Exercise Physiology

Where are you from?

South Carolina

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother because, she showed me no matter how hard things get you can still find a way to be successful in life.

Did you play any other sports growing up?


Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

My effort and my determination to get to the football.

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


I look for other teams tendencies and their blocking schemes.


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


James Harrison because he is a shorter guy but plays like he is perfect size. That physical presence he brings to the table. I feel like I have that same play style.


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


Growing up without a father and I just remained focused on my dream.


Do you have any pre-game rituals?




What is your biggest strength?


My speed and physicality.


What is your biggest weakness?




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


You can trust and count on me on/off the field. I will give my all on every play and put the team in the best position to win by doing my job.


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


Chicago Bears/Brian Urlacher


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


Mother, Grandma, and brother.


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


Buy my mother a new house.


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