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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: D’Mauri Jones, WR, University of Miami

I am proud of D’Mauri Jones the Leesburg Native on his decision to turn pro. May God Bless you on your journey #LEESBURG

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?

D’Mauri Jones

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3/ 215 lb

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

University of Miami

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

The coolest thing that I’ve done off of the field was being able to meet with kids at the homeless shelter and being able to share my story and listen to theirs. Spread some hope around

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

The hardest class that I took in college was History of Graphic Design

Where are you from?

Leesburg, Florida (NFL Draft Diamonds Hometown)

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model is my mother Keisha Foster, because she taught me how to be strong in tough situations. Also how to work hard for whatever I want in life

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Growing up I played Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track and Field

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played WR and SS

At your position, what separates you from others?

What separates me at the position that I play is my size and being able to have strong hands. I also study film 24/7; I’m a sponge when it comes to learning new things to help elevate my game

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

When I break down film I focus on my technique, as well as what I need to improve on. I also look for what coverages are being called and what my opponent is doing in terms of techniques. Whatever I can use to have an advantage against my opponent

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

The toughest player that I ever faced would be Dalvin Cook

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

If I had to compare my style of play to someone in the NFL I would say Deandre Hopkins. Because he loves to play aggressive and he wants to beat his opponent in every aspect of the game, not just catching balls. I feel I’m very similar

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

I’ve faced obstacles throughout my entire life, and football has definitely helped through those times. Football enabled me to learn, become mature, accountable and tenacious

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

My pre game ritual is nothing too crazy, I just make sure I keep looking over notes and listening to music. Before I take the field I make sure I give my glory to the man upstairs and tell him how fortunate I am to be able to play in this game

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is that I’m always willing to learn and I love to put in work. I am a true believer in work ethic. Whatever you put in- it will show later

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness I would say can sometimes be my emotion in the game. I wear my emotions on my sleeve, I am very passionate about the game. I need to stay more contained until the game is over

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

If you were a GM I would tell you that you would get an extremely focused, hard worker that loves to work on the details of the game each and every day. I am a player who is accountable as well as respectful, and I will sacrifice anything to help the team win a Championship

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

My favorite player growing up was Michael Vick

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

If I could have dinner with three people it would be President Obama, Albert Einstein, and Bob Marley

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

My first big item I will purchase once I’m in the NFL will be a house

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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