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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jordan Smith, WR, Tennessee Tech University

Tennessee Tech wide receiver Jordan Smith is a good player

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 Smith

What is your Height/Weight? 

6″0 185

What is your position? 

Wide Receiver 

Where do you play college football? 


Tennessee Tech University 

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


Read and visit children in schools throughout the community as well as children with disabilities 

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


Physics 2

Where are you from? 


La Vergne, TN 

Who is your role model, and why? 


My parents are my role models, because they have done so much for me and my brother, their sacrifices have put us in a position to be successful in life, and they’ve helped us become men. 

Did you play any other sports growing up? 


Growing up I played basketball, baseball, and ran track in high school

Did you play any other positions in football? 


In high school I played corner back as well as receiver, I also returned kicks

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My route running, and ability to make plays after the catch 

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

Tendencies, techniques, coverage as well as coverage by formation

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 


Jalen Ramsey, his length and speed are a tough combination 

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


Victor Cruz or Emmanuel Sanders because of their ability to make plays after they get the ball in their hands, and their versatility to play both inside and outside

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


Dealing with injuries and lack of exposure throughout my football career, I overcome these issues with faith, persistence, trust, and mental toughness all while remaining positive 

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Prayer, music, and a lot of dancing 

What is your biggest strength? 


My work ethic and ability to adjust to different circumstances 

What is your biggest weakness? 


Upper body strength 

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


I’m just looking for an opportunity, and once I get my foot in the door my game as well as my intangibles will speak for themselves. I am a talented guy with a great work ethic, and a team first attitude that is willing to earn everything

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


My favorite team growing up was the Tennessee Titans, and my favorite player was Chad Johnson 

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


Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King Jr., Kobe Bryant 

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

An affordable car 



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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