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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jarrod Hewitt, DT, Virginia Tech

Jarrod Hewitt Virginia Tech Hokies NFL Draft
Jarrod Hewitt the strong defensive tackle from Virginia Tech recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Jarrod Hewitt
  • Position: Defensive Tackle 
  • College; Virginia Tech 
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 290
  • Twitter: @hewittjarrod

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

  • Definitely feel like an underdog in this draft, but it’s nothing new to me I have always had to work hard and go the extra mile to make it to where I am now.

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

  • They should know that I’m going to give them everything I got each and everyday. I am not perfect but I will compete in everyday and I will do what is asked of me no matter the task

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

  • I would donate to the wounded warrior project because I admire our military people and though I will never understand what it’s truly like to serve and fight for this country I damn sure respect the men and woman that do.

Who was your childhood hero? 

  • My childhood hero was Mike Alstott 

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

  • Most underrated teammate would probably have to Rayshard “rook” Ashby. He was the type of guy that brought it every single day through this work ethic and his positive attitude.

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

  • I would say my biggest pet peeve is the selfishness and the me before team culture that is in this country now. I hate when guys are more about themselves then they are about the team and those around them.

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

  • Honestly, I think going through this past football season and having to deal with all the social injustices and dealing with the pandemic and just trying to lead my team with all the surrounding noise that was going on in the world.

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

  • Virginia Tech is a very special place to go to school. It’s home like atmosphere around the campus is undeniable and our fans make home and even away games so special.

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

  • I am willing to do whatever it takes to help the team win.

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

  • I would say Grady Jarrett 

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

  • Mike Tyson, Kobe Bryant, and Will Ferrell 

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