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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jalen Choice, LB, Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville State linebacker Jalen Choice is one of the best and most underrated small school linebackers in the country.

• Name: Jalen Choice
• Height: 6’1
• Weight: 235
• Position: Linebacker
• College: Jacksonville State 
• Twitter: @Theofficialjch1

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
•  My hometown is great! I love how friendly everyone is. Also In Tuscaloosa, we have the best football in the entire country. 

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
•  Film study, practice, strength, and conditioning

What do you worry about, and why?
•  I don’t worry about anything. Because everything happens for a reason 

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
•  I didn’t get invited to the Rivals camp in my senior year of high school. When this happened I put in a lot of work, I was grinding overtime. That experience shaped me into the player I am now.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?
•  My best quality would be me knowing how to deal with bad situations and turn them into something good. 

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
•  Quincy Williams 

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 
•  NFL Agent 

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

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 family should always come first 

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
•  I would be Denzel Washington. I would be him because he’s a great actor and very intelligent.

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
•  My biggest adversity would be when I couldn’t make the score I needed to on the ACT. I took the test 9 times and on the last try, I made the score I needed. There were many tutoring sessions to get the score I needed 

What is your most embarrassing moment?
•  When I was 4, I was scared of the Disney characters on a Disney cruise. 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
•  Against Tennessee State, I had a pic 6.

What song best describes your work ethic?
•  Nipsey Hussle – Victory Lap 

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level? 
•  I am a very positive person 

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
•  It would be my grandma. I would do this because she was always inspiring me to do better whether she knew it or not … RIP GAN 

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

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 
•  Malcolm Butler 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
•  Respected, I say this because it’s easy to be liked but hard to be respected 

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
•  Josh Gordon. He is a great player!

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?
•  I hate to lose 

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
• The biggest influence on my life has been my mom! She always pushes me to be the best version of me.

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