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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jalen Moore, S, Oregon State University

Jalen Moore the playmaking S from Oregon State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds lead scout Jonathan Joyce.

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • Jalen Moore
  • Oregon State University
  • DB
  • 6’0”
  • 215lbs.
  • Hometown: Denver, CO
  • Twitter: @Jmofromthe4

2018 Statistics:

  • GP: 12
  • GS: 12
  • Total Tackles: 102
  • TFL: 1.0
  • PBU: 4
  • FF: 1
  • FR: 1
via @Jmofromthe4 (Twitter)

As an athlete, what is your motivation?

My motivation is playing in the NFL.

What defines success for you?

Success to me is when I live my life to the fullest and become the best dad, have a happy life, whether I’m in the NFL or not.

What would your teammates say about the type of teammate you are?

My teammates say that I’m a hard worker and always positive.

via Casey Abashian (YouTube)

What are some of your personal “rules” that you never break?

No disrespect or negativity.

Who is the toughest player you’ve competed against during your collegiate career?

The toughest player I competed against was Dante Pettis.

Who is the best player in the NFL?

Aaron Donald.

via @BeaverAthletics (Twitter)

What is your team of choice on Madden, why?

Denver Broncos because that’s where I’m from.

Failure is inevitable in life. How do you handle situations that don’t go in your favor?

I lean on God and stay positive.

Is there a current/former NFL player that you model your game after?

Jamal Adams.

via @BeaverFootball (Twitter)

Knowing what you do now, what would you go back and tell yourself as a High-School Freshman?

I would tell myself to move out of Denver, Colorado.

What is your go-to restaurant near campus?

Flame Mountain BBQ.

If your life was a book, what would its title be?

“Underdog.”

via @Jmofromthe4 (Twitter)

What song or artist do you like but rarely admit to liking?

I like Post Malone.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, living or deceased, who would it be and why?

I would have a spaghetti dinner with my Granny that passed away because she makes the best spaghetti.

Forty-years from now, what do you want to be remembered for?

I want to be remembered for being the hardest-hitting safety.

In 15 words or less, why should an NFL team invest in you?

I’m a hard worker. I love football and I’m going to give everything I got.

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