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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jaylun Thomas, DE, Miles College

Jaylun Thomas the fierce pass rusher from Miles College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot. Check it out!
  • Name: Jaylun Thomas​
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 235
  • Position: Defensive End
  • College: Miles College
  • Twitter: @_JKT57

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• J’s Wings Sport Bar

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• How I have an eye for the ball, how I am technique sound, and how quick off the ball I am.

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

• Of course give a cut to my parents

What has been your biggest failure? 

• My biggest failure in life, I honestly cannot picture a time to where I have failed myself

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• How great of a leader I am, and the type of mindset and drive I have for this sport.

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Hardest working teammate on my team would be the whole defensive line as whole unit. We all work hard regardless of what type of day it is, we are known as the big brothers on my team and we set the standard high.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Jbreezy was my nickname for the longest, it came from me just being laid back with a chill vibe. 

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

• I have a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree, if I do not make it as a football player my dream job would working with U.S. Marshall or something with the state.

What is your coolest life moment? 

• Just being blessed to be able to continue playing ball after high school.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• A song by the artist Gunna.

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

• Denzel Washington or Mike Epps

Who is your favorite football team? 

• I really don’t have a team I enjoy watching every team play. But my favorite Defense would be the ravens back when Ray Lewis was playing

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

• Very Humble

What is your biggest fear? 

• Not being able to succeed in life and accomplish all of my goals.

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Vic Beasley

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• Wake up, thank the lord for letting me see another day, Listen to about 30 minutes of gospel music, take a shower and all, go down for breakfast, walk thru and film, go back up to the room and call my parents as usual make sure they are on the road and moving for the game, after that head down for pre-game meal, as well as getting locked in mentally going over plays, steps, visioning myself doing my 1/11. After that load head to the field get dressed and get ready to do what I do best!

Do you have any hobbies? 

• Working on cars and playing the drums

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

• Vic Beasley

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

• My parents as a whole. I say this because they always pushed for greatness out of me, they never let me be content or complacent in the classroom, on the field, or just in life period. My father never expected anything less in everything that I did. I can honestly say the helped me become the Man I am today.

What motivates you to work hard?

• What motivates me to work hard now in life is my brother who passed away last August. We have been best friend/ brothers since we were about 11 years of age. Now that he has left I push myself to live life for me and him as he is living through me every day and every step of the way.

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 [email protected]

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