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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jonathan Tovar, OL, Iowa Wesleyan University

Jonathan Tovar
Jonathan Tovar the versatile offensive lineman from Iowa Wesleyan University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Jonathan Tovar 
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 310lbs.
  • Position: C, OG
  • College: Iowa Wesleyan University
  • Twitter: Jonathan (Big Tov)

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• In and Out Burgers and Taco trucks in the street because they are bomb. 

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• When it comes to breaking down my film I focus on my technique to see how it is improving and see what I need to improve, I love to read the front of the defensive formation from the down lineman to the backs of what they’re doing. The one thing I know that will stick out will be the assignment of my technique and me being aggressive.   

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

• I would get my parents out of the ghetto and buy them a new house for them, and save the rest of the money in any case scenario for the things I need.  

What has been your biggest failure? 

• Me getting too comfortable and not realizing what I thought my strength was enough, it wasn’t and it resulted in my injury.   

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My teammates would say my aggressiveness, strength, determination and hungry of my best quality  

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Jacquez Hall, he’s always working no matter what and once he sees a goal he’ll go after it. 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Yeah I’ve had many nicknames, They call me “Big Tov”,” Big Dawg”, Tovar and “Johnny Test” 

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

• My degree is Criminal Justice, and being in the SWAT Team for the city. 

What is your coolest life moment? 

• I think it would be the time when I made it to the All-Conference 1st team in JUCO.  

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

•  Miguel- Come Through and Chill ft. J. Cole, Salaam Remi. 

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

•  Chris Evans, Captain America 

Who is your favorite football team? 

•  NFL- Seattle Seahawks, CF- USC 

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

•  It would say don’t test me, Or don’t judge me. 

What is your biggest fear? 

•  My Failures 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

•  Adamm Timmerman

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

•  When it’s game day I looked over the plays that were already put out for the game and made sure I’m doing my job, mentally ready to go out there and dominate in the field and show them what I’m made of.  

Do you have any hobbies? 

•  I like to go fishing, hunting and playing the guitar 

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

•  Quenton Nelson 

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

• My father, he always told me to always work hard no matter what and never give up, and my strength coach, coach mike

What motivates you to work hard?

• I want to be in the NFL, that is my dream, and I will work hard to get there and never quit. My motivation is hard work beats talent, and never giving up.  

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