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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Antwan Owens, DL, Jackson State University

Antwan Owens the versatile defensive lineman from Jackson State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen
Antwan Owens the versatile defensive lineman from Jackson State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen
  • Name: Antwan Owens
  • Position: DL
  • College: Jackson State University
  • Height: 6’4″
  • Weight: 280 lbs
  • Twitter: @TheAntwanOwens
  • Instagram: @theAntwanowens

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

  • To be the best that ever did it at my position. To be known as one of the most versatile defensive linemen.

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

  • John Randle, the passion and tenacity he had for the game was unmatched. Also, he was one of the first players to be established as a power rusher with the hump move. That’s a guy I try to model my game around.

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

  • Vision, Hands, Feet, and Technique.

What sets you apart from other defensive linemen?

  • My first step, I have one of the quickest first steps at my position in all of football. As well as my size and strength on the edge, I’m much bigger than the typical DE and much faster than the typical DT.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

  • My first playoff game in HS, signing day, my first sack at Georgia Tech, getting on my first flight headed to my first bowl game. Winning my first conference championship with JSU.

How are you planning to prepare for the draft?

  • I am currently training with Chuck Smith at Chip Smith Performance Systems in Atlanta.

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

  • My friend who I always played football in the neighborhood was killed when I was 12. Made me want to start doing it organized.

If there was a billboard with 5 of your traits on it which 5 traits would be up there?

  • Character, leadership, toughness, morality, and winner.

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

  • Just keep pushing, every day is a new day to be a better person and get better as a football player. I think that’s something I learned early in life.

What would a team get in a player like you?

  • A hard worker and a proven winner. Someone who approaches every day with conviction and works as it could very well be his last. A true team player and a great man above everything else.

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

  • I bring a passion and fire to the field, like a field general or such.

What should we know about Antwan Owens the person?

  • Antwan Owens the person is a great person with an even greater spirit. Always has a smile on his face and is always optimistic.
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