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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jaylen Erwin, WR, University of Houston

Jaylen Erwin the standout wide receiver from the University of Houston recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Jaylen Erwin
  • Position:  WR 
  • College: University Of Houston 
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight:  180lbs
  • Twitter:  _JaylenErwin
  • Instagram: _JaylenErwin

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

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

• The age of 9 is when I first started to play the game of football. 

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

• NFL Teams should know when acquiring me, I have a high football IQ and will be one of the hardest working players on the team 

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

• World Hunger, I think it’s a huge problem within our society and it needs to be addressed. 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

•”Control What You Can Control” was the best advice somebody ever gave me as much as you want to worry about everything while playing the game we love,  you have to ultimately control what you can do and be the best product of yourself and let other things play out.

Who was your childhood hero? 

•My Parents seeing how hard they worked and provided for my family growing up

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

•Clayton Tune hard worker that is finally getting his recognition 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

•People being untruthful and lazy 

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

•Always being the underdog while playing football, understanding you have to believe in yourself more than anybody because only you know you true passion and potential 

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

•I love the University of Houston, playing here and embracing what the Third Ward mentality really is has been an honor this season. 

What is your favorite snack food? 

•Sour Gummy Worms for sure 

What is the best part of football? 

•Competing and the process of working hard to make Game Day relatively easier 

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

•Hard Worker who wants to learn from coaches/vets and get better everyday on and off the field 

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

• Nelson Agholor and Stefon Diggs 

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

  1. My Great Grandmother who died while I was in middle school, because I miss her so much and know she’s been watching over me 
  2. Jesus Christ (One on One) my lord and savior who gets me through anything no matter how dark the tunnel looks he shines light through it 
  3. Jeff Bezos (Money Advice) 

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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