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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jordan Burney, S, West Chester University

Jordan Burney the rover/safety prospect from West Chester University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Jordan Burney the rover/safety prospect from West Chester University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Jordan Burney 
  • Position: Strong safety/Rover 
  • College: West Chester University 
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 205
  • Twitter: @Jordanburney
  • Instagram: @Jordanburney_

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

I am a top prospect because I have many strengths. the biggest one being my intelligence on the field. I break plays down into a formula and perfect the execution. I am also coachable, versatile, and hardworking.

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

For as long as I can remember I’ve loved sports. Basketball was my first love until sophomore year of high school. I started playing because someone who is very important to me, Jack Techtmann my high school football coach, saw me playing basketball and thought my talents were needed on the field. I’ve never looked back since

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

My body is very adaptable, I can lose or gain weight whenever needed to. This skill is beneficial for my position and assists me to remain versatile on the field. 

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

I would love to be able to help inner-city kids by setting up recreational centers and after school activities that keep them from getting mixed in with the wrong crowd. This could also help ease their mind and escape the problems at home.

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

My brother once told me that I was my only competition and if I wake up every day ready to be better than I was yesterday, I’ve already won.

Who was your childhood hero? 

My mom because she has taught me that times are tough, but I should always be ready to be tougher.

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

Mason Griffin. He’s one of the best blockers I’ve played with, he’s sturdy and very efficient with his routes.

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

Laziness.

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

This season right before an important game, I received a text saying that my mom’s kidney disease had gotten much worse, and she had less than a year to live.

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

It would have to be the West Chester’s community and fan base. They show so much support and love. Whether we win and lose we always come home to a Ram’s cheer.

What is your favorite snack food? 

Cookies. I can eat all kinds of cookies; it’s gotten to the point that family and friends jokingly call me the cookie monster.

What is the best part of football? 

The team aspect. Knowing that each player of the team has their own position but when the guys come together; that’s when magic happens…especially when there’s a win involved.

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

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard, but I’m working with both.

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

Bam Bam Cam Chancellor because you can see his love of the game in how he plays. He puts in his all when he’s on the field. He covers RBs, Tight ends, and wide receivers all in one play. That man is a machine. I see a lot of myself in him. 

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

it would have to be Kam Chancellor; I really look up to him. I see him as one of the best players to ever touch a football.  Lebron James because he is an outstanding role model on and off the field. He carries himself with dignity and doesn’t let social pressures change him or what he believes in. And most importantly Jesus, because without him I wouldn’t be here. Treating my guy to dinner would definitely be on the LONG list of ways I would like to thank him.

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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