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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: CJ McClure, LB, Lindenwood University

CJ McClure the hard hitting linebacker from Lindenwood University recently sat down with Justin Berendzen of NFL Draft Diamonds
  • Name: CJ McClure
  • Position: LB
  • College: Lindenwood University
  • Height: 6’0″
  • Weight: 215 lbs
  • Twitter: @JesusNumba9

What sets you apart from other linebackers?

What sets me apart from other linebackers is the mentality I bring to the game the dog mentality and the high IQ I bring with that.

What do you think are the keys to success on the football field?

Number 1 confidence if you’re not confident in yourself then you’ll always end up 2nd guessing yourself. 2nd would be preparation. Whether that be film study, finding tendencies on your opponent, working on footwork at practice, etc. 3rd is you just wanting to ball and believing you will.

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

On and off the field I always go to GOD for guidance.

What should we know about CJ McClure the person?

What you should know about CJ the person is that I’m a real down to earth guy and I’m one of those guys that if you’re down or need anything I’m definitely the guy to help you through any situation.

What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

What made me decide I wanted to play football honestly the game chose me. It’s always been something I wanted to do from a young age. I always knew I’d play the game.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

I would have to say my favorite moment was winning back to back conference championships.

How are you planning to prepare for the draft?

Preparing for the draft I will be training and finding every way to perfect my craft.

If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

If I could hang with any football player past or present it would be Jamal Adams because me being a former safety and playing linebacker now I love how Jamal Adams plays safety but also can play in the box I would just love to pick his brain and gain more knowledge about the game.

What do you love about the game of football?

What I love about the game of football is the relationships and bonds you build on and off the field then with that I would say the preparation that comes with the game like practice and film study etc.

What would a team get in a player like you?

What a team will get with a player like me is someone who is willing to work day in and day out and compete and get a player that would do whatever it takes to make the team better.

What type of energy do you bring onto the football field?

The energy I bring to the football field is just that dawg energy playing every play like it’s my last and bringing the juice with my teammates.

What are you hoping to achieve as a football player going forward?

What I’m hoping to achieve as a player going forward is to be able to get on a team and showcase my talents day in and day out.

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