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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jordan Moore, WR, University of La Verne

Jordan Moore the slot WR from the University of La Verne recently sat down with our owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Jordan Moore 
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 185
  • Position: WR/Slot/KR/PR
  • College: University Of La Verne 
  • Twitter: @JaySmooth02

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

• My Home town is Sacramento, CA and the thing I love most about it is the people there. For the most part everyone is Sacramento is supportive and wants to see each other win. Also another thing is the amount of competition that’s back home. There is a tremendous amount of talented people back home.

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

• Film Study would be number one for me because being able to understand why a team or an individual does a certain thing on a certain down or a specific place on the field can change the outcome of a game and change the outcome of the individual battle. Number two would be practice because I am a firm believer in the 5 P’s. Proper preparation prevents poor performance. I believe that repetition is key to understanding how to play the game and how to go about understanding the scheme that needs to be executed. Last but not least would be strength and conditioning. It is very important to come into the season strong and in shape so that practice and the game can take care of themselves. Coming prepared to the season will allow you to do the things I said above. I believe in working extremely hard in the off-season so practice is easier than that and also so the game is easier than the off-season and practice.  

What do you worry about, and why?

• I worry about my family, not because anyone is sick or anything like that, but because they all believe in me and my dreams. All I want to do is make those people that believe in me proud.

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

• Freshman year of high school, my first year of high school football I was 5’6 116 pounds and I was not a bad player but everyone was just bigger and stronger than I was. Being upset with myself and how the season went, I decided to cut out the distractions in my life at that point and to dedicate myself to becoming a better football player. I didn’t have the season I thought I could have so that next summer I went crazy in the weight room and ran track after the season. I went from 116 to 160 completely functional weight, also running track helped me with my core strength and gave me the ability to control my speed. That next season as a sophomore I went crazy and got moved up to Varsity and had the type of season I should always have. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

•  My teammates would say my best quality as a person and a football player is that I am a natural competitor. No matter what it is I am trying to compete to improve myself. 

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

• The best player I played against in college was Terin Adams, we played against each other in junior college. It was a bowl game and it was a battle but just like anything else in life I loved competing against people that are regarded as one of the best at what they do.

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

• Well my degree in Criminal Justice, so I would try to work my way up to becoming a Federal Marshal. 

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

• I would clean my car because I believe that a car is a representation of yourself and first impression with people can go a long way. If your pulling up to an interview or to anything if you get out of a clean kept car the impression of you might be better rather than getting out of a dirty car. Also by keeping a car clean show that you care about the little things. There are a lot of pieces to cleaning a car and if you do them correctly, the car will be clean and stay clean. 

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

• I would save my mother and I would save her because everything that I am is due to her hard work and the examples she showed me while I was a young boy. She is my rock so I would have to save her. 

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

• Batman, because Batman doesn’t make any excuses about what is going on in Gotham. He just finds a way to get the job done and to save his city. 

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?

• My junior year in High School I broke and tore the ligaments in my ankle.We didn’t have money to afford PT and with how I broke it the doctor told me it would take at least 9 months before I was able to run again. Me being the competitor I am I decided to try and beat that time. I rehab and did my own physical therapy from watching videos on YouTube and reading about through a vast amount of books to get my ankle right. I did rigorous amounts of PT and rehab and ended up being able to run track right after the season. I beat the doctors prediction by at least 4 months and  my senior year of high school was one for the record books in fact I still have some records at Sheldon High School. 

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• I used to ride skateboards with my best friend and we were at a skate-park doing tricks and hanging out with people. I was going to go do this trick of this staircase and my pants were a little tight. Well long story short is that I ended up falling after trying to do the trick and my pants completely ripped down the middle and my crotch area was all exposed. Luckily I had shorts on so I was good but it was still embarrassing because of the large amount of people watching me. 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

•  It was In junior College when I played for Sacramento City College we were playing Modesto Junior College and everywhere I went the entire defense shifted and shouted, “7 is on the left shift left” and one of my good friends Bryson, pre snap was talking to the nose guard and asked him “ yall afraid of my boy Jordan” and the guy replied yeah he is a monster. I ended up scoring on that play too but what was more satisfying to me was knowing that I struck fear into an entire defense and that my friend found it amusing.  

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Dedication by Nipsey Hussle 

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

• I believe the most important trait I can have to help me succeed is constituency. Being consistent in how you prepare, in how you execute, being consistent in your persistence to compete will help attain all that you want.   

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

•  The person I would bring back would be my older brother. He died a still born baby and didn’t have the opportunity to do all the things I’ve done or to do anything. If I could I would so he could experience life. 

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

• Las Deux it means the two in french and you need two people to dance so it just fits. 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• I would say Julian Edlemen. He works ridiculously hard and doesn’t complain about anything. The guy is a baller and always gets the job done every Sunday. Also doesn’t get the credit for it like Julio Jones or Deandre Hopkins. 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• I would rather be Respected because I don’t really need anyone to like me. I feel like respect is more valuable to myself rather than popularity. I rather someone say “man Jordan is a hard working dude” than for them to say “yeah I like him”Just respect my work ethic and my craft and we’re good. 

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

• Larmey Tunsil, I feel for the guy because he was hacked and someone uploaded to sabotage is career. It is sick. I do partake in drugs or anything like that but do have your career ended because someone hacked your phone and leaked a video of you is sad. 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• Both, Love winning so much. Especially playing football because to win a game of football is one of the hardest things to do in sports. When you do it there is no other feeling like it. I hate losing because I’m a natural competitor and to put in a crazy amount of work and a crazy amount of film study to come up short is heartbreaking. But both are apart of our game and it comes with the territory. 

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

• My grandfather, in my family, he is an example of how a man should be. Take care of is family, be there for his family, and be the leader that everyone in his family can count on. Also my granddad has always been there for me and always believed in my dreams. He’s motivated me and kept me humble throughout my career. He picked me up through the low points and kept me grounded during the highs. I love my grandfather and everything he’s done for me. He is how I want to be later in life.

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