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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Terrence Jackson Jr., DB, New Mexico Highlands University

New Mexico Highlands University defensive back Terrence Jackson Jr. recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Terrence Jackson Jr.
  • Position: DB
  • College: New Mexico Highlands University 
  • Height:  5’9
  • Weight: 185
  • Twitter: @Juicemaan_
  • Instagram: @Juicemaan_

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

  • I can do it all, as far as covering and tackling. I do things most players can’t do and always looking to make the big plays to create turnovers. 

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

  • I started playing football at 4 years old, ever since then i stayed with it.

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

  • NFL teams should know that I’m hungry, and will make plays regardless of where they put me on the field.

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

  • I would donate to the study of breast cancer because my grandmother died of breast cancer.

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

  • “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

Who was your childhood hero? 

  • Deion Sanders, I used to always turn on his highlights and watch him, he’s also one of the reasons why i wore #21 in high school.

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

  • Cornerback Willie Morris by far. 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

  • When people complain too much

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

  • Coming from New Orleans alone I would say is overcoming adversity, not many people make it out and for me to be in that small margin that does is big for me.

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

  • The guys that met here since my freshman year are going to be life long friends and brothers. 

What is your favorite snack food? 

  • My favorite snack would be lifesavers the gummies! 

What is the best part of football? 

  • The best part of football is when you see everything from practice translate into the game 

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

  • I honestly feel like I’m one of the best defensive backs in this years draft

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

  • My game resembles Tyrann Mathieu’s game because you could really put me anywhere and I’ll make plays. 

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

  • Deion Sanders, Tyrann Mathieu, and Jalen Ramsey because i love all of their playstyles, and i would love to be in there company to talk football. 

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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