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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jonte Pooler, CB, University of Charleston

NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jonte Pooler, CB, University of Charleston by Mark Thomas

What is your Name?

  • Jonte Pooler

Where do you play college football at?

  • The University of Charleston

What position do you play?

  • Defensive Back

What is your Height and Weight?

  • 6’0 180 5

Growing up, did you play any sports?

  • Growing up I’ve played just about everything including basketball, baseball, track, and football.

What’s your major?

  • My major is Political Science with a focus in criminal justice.

Who is the toughest player you have faced in your college career?

  • The toughest player I have faced was Billy Brown a WR from the University of Shepherd.

What are your goals in life?

  • My goals in life are to be successful in any field I decide to pursue, whether that be football or going to law school and becoming an attorney.

Do you think Kevin Durant deserves the hate?

  • Personally, I don’t think KD deserves the hate. He made a decision based on what was best for him. Coincidentally though, his legacy is going to be questioned and he will forever be seen as taking the easy way out.

Pregame, What are you listening to?

  • Mostly Drake

Do you have any superstitions?

  • I don’t have any superstitions that come to mind but I do respect and believe other people’s superstitions.

Today’s NBA VS The old school NBA. Which is better?

  • New School Ballers easily. There were some greats back in the day but they were one of a kind then playing against competition that was far under their respective talents.

What are three things that are on your bucket list?

  • Make it to the NFL, Go back to school and become a licensed attorney to go into work to fight against the wrongful lawsuits that go on in today’s society, Give back to my family for everything they’ve done for me Emmy entire life.

Who inspired to play to game?

  • My Dad, he played ball his whole life and ended up having me and had to give up his dreams.

Who do you patten your game after?

  • My favorite comparison that I get a lot of Brent Grimes. A mix between Grimes and Desmond Trufant.

Your sitting in a room with a NFL scout, he says in 5 words or less describe the type of player you are?

  • Mentally Strong, Coachable, methodical, Confident, Competitor

If you could eat with three people in the world, dead or alive who would you choose?

  • LeBron James, Drake, my Uncle

You get your first NFL Check, what are you going to do?

  • Save it

Why do you deserve a shot at the NFL?

  • I feel like my skillsets give me the ability to play at the highest level. I have the ability to play multiple locations and I always feel like I can get better. I’m willing to put in the work to get there. I’ve been doubted my whole life, been told I’m too small and since then I’ve grown into the player I am today which is exciting because there’s still room to improve.

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