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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jordan Jones, TE, University of Texas San Antonio

 

Jordan Jones is a big boy with soft hands. A graduate transfer from Gardner Webb

NFL Draft Diamonds has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible 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 our next prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Jordan Jones

What is your Height/Weight?

6’4 230

What is your position?

TE/H-back

Where do you play college football?

Texas San Antonio (UTSA)

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

Giving back and helping with habitat for humanity for my community

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

Graduate level financial management

Where are you from?

Clearwater Florida

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother. Definition of a hard worker, and a selfless person

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played AAU and high school basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Originally signed to play WR. Also played linebacker and safety

At your position, what separates you from others?

What separates me from other’s is my passion for the game and my versatility to play multiple positions and special teams.

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

I look for player tendencies, blitz and coverage tendencies, as well as defensive fronts

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Myles Garrett Texas A&M

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

 

Delanie Walker because of his size and versatility.

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

 

Overcoming the unsolved murder of my uncle and I overcame it thru the love and support of my family and friends.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

 

Pregame ritual of listening to gospel music before games.

What is your biggest strength?

 

Biggest strength is my hands and ability to perimeter block.

What is your biggest weakness?

 

Biggest weakness would be my weight for the position.

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

I’m a selfless hard-working teammate who never places myself over the team. Capable of playing multiple positions and the game means everything to me.

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

 

Favorite player is Brandon Marshall.

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

Jesus Christ, Barack Obama, and MLK.

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

Probably a small gift of appreciation to my parents.

 

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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