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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jaylon Monroe, CB, Tulane University

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Jaylon Monroe the staring cornerback from Tulane University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Jaylon Monroe
  • Height: 5’10 ½
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Position: Cornerback/ Nickel
  • College: Tulane University
  • Twitter: @Jaylonmonroe9

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

  • The best restaurant in my hometown city is Rudy’s Chicken.

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

  • The main thing that will stick out is my confidence, my speed and quick feet, my explosive transitions, and my ability to change directions very quickly.

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

  • If won the lottery I would invest and my first purchase would be a house.

What has been your biggest failure?

  • My biggest failure has not been winning a state title in high school.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • My teammates say my best quality is how relentless and confident I am. They also notice that I am very fast on my feet and explosive. In addition, they say that I am a good leader because I lead by example.

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • Larry Brooks and Marvin Moody

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Primetime, 9 or Jroc

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

  • My degree in kinesiology. If I do not make it as a football player my dream job is to be a personal trainer. I would also like to open multiple tax offices as well.

What is your coolest life moment?

  • Having my daughter.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

  • Met Gala- Gunna

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

  • Mike Epps or Martin Lawrence

Who is your favorite football team?

  • The Cowboys

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If you had a warning label, what would yours say

  • If I had a warning label it would say “Try me!”

What is your biggest fear?

  • I am fearless.

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

  • Jason Verrett

Take us through game day, how do you prepare?

  • I wake up in the morning, eat a healthy breakfast, then I watch a film, listen to music and talk to the secondary, and make sure they understand the game plan. Before I walk out to perform I Facetime, my grandparents, and my daughter.

Do you have any hobbies?

  • My hobbies are photography and videography.

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

  • The player that relates to my game the most is a former NFL player named Brent Grimes because he is twitchy and athletic just like me. Also, he is around the same size as I am. A current NFL player that I would compare myself to is Jason Verrett because he matches the same qualities as me.

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

  • My grandpa has been the biggest influence on my life because he has been there for me since the beginning. The first thing I gave me was football and is the one who introduced me to the game. He also is my role model because he taught me how to be a man and a father. Without out him, I wouldn’t be where I am at.

What motivates you to work hard?

  • My daughter motivates me to work hard because I want her to want for nothing.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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