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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jalen Allen, OL, UNC Charlotte

Jalen Allen Charlotte 2021 NFL Draft
UNC Charlotte offensive lineman Jalen Allen is an underrated draft prospect who recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Jalen Allen
  • Position: OL
  • College: UNC Charlotte
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 302
  • Twitter: @DreamChaseUH_53

Right now, people are not talking about you the way I feel they should. Do you feel you are an underdog?

  • Yes, I feel completely like an underdog due to the fact Covid-19 has effect the guys from 2020. I didn’t complete get all the opportunities to showcase my talents. 

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

  • One thing a NFL team should know about me is the amount consistency I give to this game and how durable I am with this game. In my last two seasons at Charlotte I never missed one practice never missed a game I was always ready and prepared each and every week! 

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

  • If I could donate to anyone in the world I would start a Foundation for kids who don’t have fathers in their lives. The world needs better men so that the life cycle can go smoothly!

Who was your childhood hero?

  • My childhood hero is Batman because he may not be seen but at the end of the day he’s the hero. Same with my situation I may not have been noticed now but I will be known soon! 

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

  • Jaelin Fisher is the most underrated player he’s better than what people think he is! 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

  • My biggest pet peeve is when someone says they are going to do something and don’t do it I hate that lol !!

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

  • This has got to be the hardest transition in my life but what keeps my drive is the love for the game! 

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

  • What made my school special is how new we are and how capable our program is to winning! 

What is your favorite snack food?

  • I love to snack on pistachios!

The NFL Draft is quickly approaching, If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

  • I am the most durable and consistent player you will have on the offensive line! 

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?

  • I would compare myself to Shaq Mason guard out of Georgia Tech now playing for the Patriots because of his body shape is the same as mine and he’s a mauler just like me! 

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

  • I would have dinner with Joe Thomas, Maurkice Pouncey, and Trent Williams because they are all legends on the offensive line! 

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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