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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jared Afalava, LB, Weber State

Jared Afalava has a motor NFL teams are looking for

NFL Draft Diamonds website 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?

Jared Afalava

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3″ 235 

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

U of Nebraska/ Weber State 

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

Sign autographs for fans on fan day in Nebraska 

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

Chemistry and dropped out

Where are you from?

Kahuku, Hawaii

Who is your role model, and why?

Snoop dogg because he came up out of struggle and influence ppl to realize the tru meaning of one love  

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, golf, baseball 

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?


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

Flaws in footwork and positioning  

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Nick Vigil HS quarterfinals sr year

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

Clay Matthews how he dominates his side of the field 

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

Give up smoking habits, to Learn life is bigger than rolling up 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Stay calm and focused on visualizing reacting to what was prepared 

What is your biggest strength?

Ball hawk

What is your biggest weakness?

Decision making and accountability

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

I can do great things 

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

Sean Taylor , Dolphins

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

My great grandparents and Snoop Dogg 

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

Debt or a 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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