NFL 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 Alexander Mynatt
What is your Height/Weight- 6’2, 218 pounds
What is your position- Outside Linebacker/Safety
Where do you play college football- Towson University, Towson MD
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field- During our National Championship game week, I participated in a special needs 7on7 flag football game in Frisco, Texas
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take- Math 111 was the hardest class I have ever taken, not because of the math itself but simply because of the formulas that were involved
Where are you from- Born in Utah and raised in Prince Georges County Maryland
Who is your role model, and why- I love Kobe Bryant because he brings the intensity and passion to the game whether on or off the court and I admire the competitive part of any athlete.
Did you play any other sports growing up- I was a three sport athlete playing football, running track and playing basketball.
Did you play any other positions in football- I played every position except for quarterback when I was growing up, but in high school and college I played wide receiver, tight-end, corner back, running back, safety and linebacker…. I also returned kicks
At your position, what separates you from others- I am very versatile I believe that I can play any position on the field because of my height and weight. I also have great knowledge and understanding for the game and it helps by putting me in the right places at the right time.
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for- Being that I play on the defensive side I tend to focus on formations, the down and distances and the team and coaches’ tendencies on each play. I also look for tips such as the quarterback’s cadence, offensive line stances and splits of the wide receivers. I also look at my matchup such as a tight-end or running back and I try to focus on the weakness and strengths of his game so I know how to gain an advantage.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced- Kendall Anderson from William and Mary is the toughest player that I have faced because his will to run the football and to not go down on first contact. He is explosive and has great awareness on the field.
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why- Sua Cravens for the Washington Redskins, just like me Sua Cravens play both Safety and Outside linebacker in college and pros and he brings great versatility to the field. He can play the run as well as cover the tight-end and slot receivers, he has a great motor that puts him in great positions to make plays.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it- Graduating college is the biggest obstacle that I have faced because it is set up for student athletes to fail not because of course material and professor but because of the time management that affects our academics. I overcame this adversity by knowing that I was the first person in my family to graduate college and anything that presented itself, God took care of it
Do you have any pre-game rituals- Just getting a good night sleep and being able to stretch and get in the hot tub before games to loosen up my body.
What is your biggest strength- My versatility is my biggest strength because I can play multiple positions on the field and be successful at each of those positions.
What is your biggest weakness- My biggest weakness is probably just playing for a smaller school because we don’t get the exposure as some of the other programs, so players from smaller schools get over looked.
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say- I am honored to have the opportunity to gain your attention to possibly play in the NFL, I have been dreaming about this moment for all of my life, I have worked constantly at my craft to become a part of this great league. I believe that I can contribute to your team in any way, shape or form. I will bring my passion and love for the game everyday no matter what obstacles are thrown at me. I will do anything in my power to become the best player and person possible to help represent your organization.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up- Sean Taylor and the Washington Redskins
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose- Kobe Bryant, Sean Taylor and Kevin James(Actor)
What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL- A new car because I currently don’t have one yet