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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jonathant Istache, CB, Duquesne University

Jonathant Istache of Duquesne is a player who is stock is rising heading into the 2019 NFL Draft. (Photo Courtesy of Ejbaks Photo)

        •       Name: Jonathant Istache
        •       Height: 5’9
        •       Weight: 180
        •       Position: CB
        •       College: Duquesne University
        •       Twitter: GoLivePop14

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
        •        Hometown is rough, tough, and hardworking people come out of there. The thing I love the most is the culture.

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

• Film study – helps you move faster and know what’s coming before it happens

            • Practice – helps you enhance your technique and bring the best out of you

            • Strength and Conditioning – prevent injuries and helps you become a better player

What do you worry about, and why?
        •     Not making my family proud

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
        •      Lost my spot because I didn’t know the plays. I studied all week long and made sure when my name was called I knew what to do

What do your teammates say is your best quality?
        •       Hardworking

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
        •      Cole McDonald   

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 
        •       Something dealing with sports 

Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first?
        •        Room

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
        •        Family member, because I knew all my life and because that’s the person im more familiar with and love.

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
        •        John Wick, because he’s a savage and business need to be handle he handles it.

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
        •     Leaving Florida to come play football in Pittsburgh. I prayed when times were hard and kept grinding when things didn’t go my way.

 What is your most embarrassing moment?
        •     Dropping an INT after just catching one.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
        •        Hawaii game catching the first pick and giving Cole McDonald his first season pick.

What song best describes your work ethic?
        •        Places You’ll Go – MajorNine

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level? 
            •        Physical – get bigger

            •        Non-physical – being a student of the game

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
        •   Grandmother, because I didn’t get enough time to get to knonw her like I wanted to.   

 If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 
        •        TurnUp Lounge

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 
            •     Crevon LeBlanc

             •     Jatavis Brown

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
        •        Respected, because it means people see how you’re doing things and like the way you do them.

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
        •        Josh Gordan, special talent and could’ve done something big for the Patriots.      

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
        •       Jatavis Brown, he came from the bottom and never stop grinding and showed me that hard work pays off.

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