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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Vincent McIntosh, DT, Jackson State University

Vincent McIntosh Jackson State
Vincent McIntosh is a dominant run stopper on Jackson State’s defensive line. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams.
  • Name: Vincent McIntosh
  • Height: 6’1”
  • Weight: 310lbs
  • Position: DT
  • College: Jackson State University
  • Twitter: @omelly12
  • Instagram: Mcintoshboy12

Talk about your experience as a student. What is your major/minor? Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?
My major is Recreation Administration. I really want to be involved with the community and sports. I haven’t been to many activities on campus because this past year was my first year.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?
I would say my attitude and that I like to compete. Anyone who gets in front me I try to beat.

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 a run stopper DT. I can pass rush well too but I really did great against the run this season and had a couple TFLs. 

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
A guy named Terry Williams. He played for a junior college. I don’t think he can be guarded.

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?
Justin Ragin. He is a hard worker, has a motor and is very competitive.

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.
A time I overcame a struggle was taking a season off for a year and coming back even harder the next.

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?
If I didn’t play football I would have played baseball. I really wanted to try it out.

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?
In highschool, I played running back. Getting 1,000 yards every year and helping my team win was big to me. I love playing a big role on a team .

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.
I would have to say in junior college the first play of the game I hit the running back and he fumbled and we recovered it was probably the best in college.

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Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?
I like Aaron Donald. I try to do a lot of his moves and study his techniques.

Easy 600 lb squat!

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?
I like Drake. My favorite song to listen to before the game would be Drake’s Weston Road Flows.

What is your favorite comfort food?
Chicken Strips

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?
My favorite actor would be Will Smith

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies? Any secret talents?
My special talent is Madden. I can beat anyone.

Who or what motivates you the most?
My family. My mother and brothers inspire me to do better. They also push me to do better to better educate myself, to just be a better person day in and day out. I really want to make them proud of my production on the field because they believed in me when many people said I couldn’t.

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