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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jaylen Floyd, DB, Lehigh University

Jaylen Floyd Lehigh
Jaylen Floyd the feisty and versatile defensive back from Lehigh University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Jaylen Floyd
  • Height: 5’9
  • Weight: 178
  • Position: DB
  • College: Lehigh University 
  • Twitter: @1WAY_JAY

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

  • Finga Licking

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

  • You’ll see I’m really aggressive and compete until the ref blows the whistle.

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money? 

  • Put all my love ones in position to better their situations.

What has been your biggest failure? 

  • I would say my biggest failure happened back during my freshman year of college. It was difficult adjusting from my high school to such a prestigious school like Lehigh, thus I had a rough two semesters and was on the verge of being ineligible. Nonetheless, I managed to get through and never was declared ineligible.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • It’s between my passion and my competitiveness.

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • Besides me, either RB Rashawn Allen or LB Nate Norris.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Jboy

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What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job? 

  • My degree is in Psychology. If football didn’t work out, my dream job is a Sports Agent.

What is your coolest life moment? 

  • I’ll say it’s between playing in the Eastbay Youth All-American Game in San Antonio or winning a gold medal at the Junior Olympics for the 4×100 meter relay.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

  • When I See You by Fantasia

If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking? 

  • Michael B. Jordan

Who is your favorite football team? 

  • I can’t say I have one but I always root for the hometown Miami Dolphins.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

  • “Beware Of The Dog”

What is your biggest fear? 

  • Having regrets about anything in the future.

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

  • Darius Slay

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

  • I put on my “Motivation playlist” the second I wake up. I continue listening to that all the way to breakfast and through breakfast. Once I hit the bus, I turn off all music, close my eyes, and visualize what I want to accomplish. Once we hit the locker room, I listen to my “Hype playlist” all throughout pregame. Then, I finally take a couple more minutes to visualize before we hit the field.

Do you have any hobbies? 

  • Besides football, I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends.

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be? 

  • Tyrann Mathieu

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

  • My dad. He’s been there since my very first game at 7 years old and have always motivated me to believe in my self, even when me and him were the only ones that did. He’s been my #1 fan since day one.

What motivates you to work hard?

  • Multiple reasons. I owe it to my parents to work hard daily. They’ve sacrificed so much for me in chasing my dream since I was young, and it’s always been a goal for me to give it all back. Then of course,  I owe it to myself. Like I stated earlier, my biggest fear is having regrets about anything in the future. So regardless what God has in store for me, I can have peace because I know I gave it all I got, and that’s very important to me.

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