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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jonathan Coste, DT, Fordham University

Jonathan Coste
Jonathan Coste the fierce and mean defensive tackle from Fordham University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Jonathan Coste
  • Height: 6’3 
  • Weight: 292
  • Position: DT
  • College: Fordham 
  • Twitter: @JonathanCoste52

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

  • Lovera’s Chimi or Lemon Ice King

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

  • When it is film of myself, what sticks out is my strength, my ability to make plays in the backfield, and the amount of pressure I put on the quarterback whether it’s a sack or not. When it comes to film on my opponent, I like to see how much pressure is on the offensive lineman’s hand on certain plays so that I can see if they will give away run or pass, Also their stance when they pull. 

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

  • Buy a home

What has been your biggest failure? 

  • My high school recruiting 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • Ability to make others around me better. I’m also a locker room guy, I have a love for everyone on my team. 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • Although a lot of my guys go hard, I would have to go with Ryan Greenhagen. He’s in love with the grind, he’s someone who makes me better. 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Sometimes in High School, it was Bosa, then Big Daddy grew in College but going back as far as I can remember, everyone calls me Coste (my last name) still to this day. 

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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 at Fordham is in Sociology, while I already have an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. Besides the NFL, a dream job of mine is to be a Fireman. 

What is your coolest life moment? 

  • Every moment that has built me to who I am and the future moments that will continue that. 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

  • End of the road – Boyz ll Men 

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

  • Jharrel Jerome (played Korey Wise from When They See Us)

Who is your favorite football team? 

  • 2017 CK Royals 

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

  • Warning: He says it how it is. 

What is your biggest fear? 

  • The American Justice System 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

  • Grady Jarrett, DT for the Atlanta Falcons.  

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

  • I don’t like to eat much before a game, lots of theragun work and stretching. Then  Headphones on while I go to a place mentally where only I can go. 

Do you have any hobbies? 

  • Motorcycles and Boxing  

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

  • I would have to compare myself to Ndamukong Suh, he’s very destructive in the backfield, Offensive plays get ruined before they get the chance to start because of it. His pressure puts a lot of fear into QBs. I would say our playing styles are very similar. 

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

  • Anyone with a genuine story, whether it has to do with sports or anything else in life, child or adult. When someone who has endured so much pain and obstacles for them to later; in their own ways, overcome everything that seemed impossible. It reminds me that I still have my story and it’s still being written…

What motivates you to work hard?

  • My living situation. One day, I envisioned my future and I’ve been locked in on it ever since. 

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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