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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: JT Thompson, CB, Southern Illinois University

JT Thompson Southern Illinois NFL Draft 2022
Southern Illinois University’s defensive back JT Thompson recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

Name: JT Thompson
Position: Cornerback
College: Southern Illinois University 
Height: 6’0
Weight: 187
Twitter: @3jt__
Instagram: @thejtshow_

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2022 NFL Draft? 

My ability put me in a position to make plays on the ball with not only my technique but also my football IQ. 

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

9

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

I’m coachable and a really hard worker.

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

To get water in Flint, Michigan

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

Control what you can control. Never let a bad 5 seconds make it a bad 24 hours. Believe what you see.

Who was your childhood hero?

My Mom

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

Jakari Patterson & PJ Jules

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

People not taking accountability 

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

When I got cut from Jones County Junior College my freshman year in college.

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

Because they took a shot on me when nobody else would. 

What is your favorite snack food?

Gushers or baked cookies 

What is the best part of football?

Competing 

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

I am going to give my all I’m everything I do, and put the time in to play fast & productive.

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

Desmond King & Marcus Peters

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

Martin Luther King because I just have so much to ask about how he thinks and everything. My best friend Nick, and my cousin Jamain Stephens passed away, and to just talk to them about everything memories, and all the events in my life they weren’t here to see.

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