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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jay Williams, OT, Florida A&M University

Jay Williams the standout offensive tackle from Florida A&M University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
Jay Williams the standout offensive tackle from Florida A&M University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Jay Williams
  • Position: Offensive Lineman
  • College: Florida A&M
  • Height: 6’5
  • Weight: 300
  • Twitter: @kvngjaywill
  • Instagram: @jaywill98

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

I am versatile with good athletic ability. I have foot quickness with the ability to explode out of my stance to mirror athletic edge rushers in pass pro and also gain ground on second level defenders. I am aware of not only my strengths but my weaknesses as well in which I use them to my advantage. Also have an understanding of leverage, launch points as well as knowledge of where I can’t get beat on every play. 

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

I was 11 years old when I first started playing

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

That I come to work everyday with the task in mind to be where I’m supposed to be, doing what I’m supposed to do, when I’m supposed to be doing in order to do my best to become the best I am capable of becoming for my team. 

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

I would want to do something that would directly impact my community

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

Life is a marathon not a race, you have to enjoy the journey and run it at your pace.

Who was your childhood hero? 

My grandfather, he is everything I always have strived to be. 

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

Jalen Spady, easily the most intelligent and best center in the SWAC.

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

When people aren’t honest

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

Losing all of my grandparents in college, during the season, has been my toughest challenge. They are the backbone and foundation in which I live by.

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

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University is the #1 public HBCU in the nation and we BRAGG different. This university from the president to the student body welcomed me with open arms and the university itself feels like an entire family.

What is your favorite snack food? 

Kit Kats

What is the best part of football? 

When 11 players all do their job and we get to run to the end zone to celebrate.

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

I have always been a person that takes care of business like a grown man, talk is cheap and I’m looking forward to showing you what I can do on the field. 

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

Jamarco Jones – Seattle Seahawks

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

Kobe Bryant – To learn more about having a championship mentality. Tyron Smith – My favorite offensive lineman/ from the same hometown(Moreno Valley, California). Jay-Z – Simply to talk him into letting me in on his business secrets.

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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