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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jordan Jones, DB, UT-Chattanooga

Jordan Jones
Jordan Jones is a shutdown cornerback at Tennessee Chattanooga. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams.
  • Name: Jordan Jones
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Weight: 191 lbs
  • Position: DB
  • College: University of Tennessee-Chattanooga 
  • Twitter: @Jordan14Jones
  • Instagram: jordanknows5

What is your major/minor? Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?
My major is business management. I am also part of the Honors Society.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?
My attention to detail in every aspect of life.

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?
I see myself as an every down player. My skill set is specializing in playing DB. I am a versatile player that will fit into any scheme. I can adapt to and master any technique and be a playmaker in any position in the secondary within any system.

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
Deebo Samuel, South Carolina. Preparing for him the week of the game and breaking down his film it was easy to see he was a playmaker and worked on his craft at the receiver position. 

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?
Kareem Orr (current Titans DB), Kareem is one of the most technical DB’s I have been around. Me priding myself as a technician, it was great to learn from him everyday. 

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.
I was born with a speech impediment. I would stutter very bad at a young age. I had to gain confidence throughout my life and work daily to overcome that. Fast forward to now, I am able to give a presentation in front of a class filled with 50+ students.

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?
I would play baseball, because it’s a game of least margin of error. That pressure to perform is what I play the game for. I believe that would be a sport I would love to perfect my craft in.

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What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?
I am most proud of the strides I am taking each and every single day to position myself where I want to be in life. My biggest achievement is yet to come. I am beyond blessed, and I know God has more in store for me.

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.
It was my true freshman year against Alabama. It was my first or second play in the game, and I was still star struck from stepping on the field. It was just an amazing atmosphere and feeling that allowed me to soak in that this is college football.

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?
My favorite athlete is Lebron James. He is a true leader and great example of how to be a pro off and on the court. Someone who I model my game after would be a mix between Stephon GIlmore, and Tyrann Mathieu. I take the technical aspect of the game from Gilmore and how he plays within it consistently every play. I get the game wits and tenacity from Mathieu with us being similar in height.

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?
Gospel, Lil Baby, or Gunna. Having a great week of practice and knowing I’m mentally prepared is what gets me the most hyped before the game. At that point I know I’m about to dominate. 

What is your favorite comfort food?

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?
Any action movie

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies? Any secret talents?
My time is filled with trying to perfect some area of my life, or I’m currently learning how to golf.

Who or what motivates you the most?
Glorifying God above all (Colossians 3:23), but also the opportunity I have to show others that with hard work and faith, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. 

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