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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jordan Wilson, TE, Florida State University

Jordan Wilson the strong and tough tight end from Florida State University recently sat down with Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Jordan Wilson
  • Position: TE
  • College: Florida State University
  • Height: 6’5″
  • Weight: 250 lbs
  • Twitter: @Jwils247
  • Instagram: @jwils247

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

  • Natural born leader, intelligent, resilient, God fearing, and undeniable spirit.

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

  • Calvin Johnson, I’ve looked up to him since I was little and I would love to pick his brain on how he managed to perform at the high level that he did as a bigger wide receiver.

What sets you apart from other tight ends?

  • My versatility and football IQ.

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

  • I bring a contagious energy that consist of maniacal effort and technique which results in a mentality that won’t be denied.

How are you planning to prepare for the draft?

  • I’ve been training everyday of the week at Michael Johnson Performance center. Really focusing on increasing my vertical speed and fluidity in my routes. I’ve also made a focus to sharpen my run and pass block footwork. I’ve been concentrating on gaining muscle mass while staying toned so that my performance on my pro day March 29th will be at it’s highest.

What should we know about Jordan Wilson the person?

  • Well first and foremost is that I always keep God first. I would not be in the position that I’m in today without his grace and the drive that he has instilled in me. I always seek to put others before me because I know that’s how God wants me to operate. I have the biggest heart and I do what I do to put smiles on others’ faces. I hold myself to my own standard which is perfection and I know that’s unrealistic but it keeps me on the right path to being great some day.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

  1. I played in a championship game where it was snowing in a tournament in Knoxville with my little league team, I was playing free safety and receiver at the time, I had 2 interceptions and we won in overtime.
  2. Winning the state championship for my high school Montgomery Bell academy in 2014.
  3. Scoring my first college TD in my home state vs Memphis.
  4. Scoring another TD at Washington
  5. My first time playing in Doak Campbell vs Notre Dame.
  6. Going to war with my guys in death valley at Clemson and making some big catches.

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

  • To reach my full potential on the field, win multiple Super Bowls, and put myself in the best position to be considered a hall of famer while impacting as many lives as I can off the field.

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

  • I think the keys to success on the field revolve around trusting your training and playing completely free. Also, making sure everything off the field is in place and how it should be as far as recovery, sleep, film study and work in the weight room. It’s a lot easier to perform when you know that you are taking the right steps to move forward and improve off the field.

What would a team get in a player like you?

  • A natural born leader who leads by example, a offensive weapon that will present many mismatch problems, and a humble servant who seeks to see others around him reach their full potential.

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

  • I trust that God has a specific plan for me so any challenge that I face on or off the field I am more than tough enough to handle. I take challenges head on because I know the lessons I learn while going through them will be of great benefit after I’ve overcome them.

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

  • I remember watching the titans vs rams super bowl game as a toddler and from that day on I knew I would be there one day.
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