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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jahlil Brown, DB, Central Connecticut State University

Jahlil Brown the standout defensive back from Central Connecticut State University recently sat down with Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name:  Jahlil Brown
  • Position:  Safety/Corner
  • College: Central Connecticut State
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 185
  • Twitter: laidback_lil
  • Instagram: 1Jahlil

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2023 NFL Draft? 

The way I see and react to plays make me a top prospect My instincts and my feel for the game I see the things before it happens I’m a Guru of the Game I’m a technician mix with raw talent i take the game very serious i am detailed guy I study my opponents like exams always looking for the one up I love putting fear in my opponents with hard hitting 

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

I started playing tackle football at the Age of Four My father and Uncle may he Rest In Peace put me in the game at a very young age 

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

One thing a team should know about me is that I love the game and I’m a student of it Hardworker and would do anything necessary to help the team win I love competing i love to win I come from a winning background so I know what it takes to win . I’m a leader on and off the field I’m not afraid to voice my opinion on my teammates I hold myself to a certain standard I got A lot of a Grit and I love competition 

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

I’ll donate Money to various urbanized cities across America which would put Recreational centers and other positive things necessary for both Genders Such as free markets free clothing stores and other things necessary to help them because the youth need hope and guidance giving them the necessary tools to be successful is a priority of mines 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

The best advice I ever received was a saying which is “Hardwork beat talent when talents falls to work hard”that Saying /Advice is very important to me because when you not working someone else is perfecting they Craft

Who was your  ChildHood hero?

My Dad is My Childhood Hero honestly Seeing him not miss none of my games or practices since I was kid always stuck with me I seen him sacrifice so much not just for me but family friends etc just seeing him get up everyday and provide for me was always motivation definitely My Dad.

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

Honestly it’s so many guys in my locker room that’s underrated it’s like 5 or 6 guys I can name but honestly it’s so many just to name one it’s going be a few guys that’s going wake the conference and nation this year but the names are Romelo Williams Erik Surratt Kyren Petteway Alonzo Mitchell Tyler Boatwright it’s much more I can name honestly 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

My biggest pet peeve is when a person don’t hold their word and being a hypocrite i demised a person who is an hypocrite 

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

My hardest moment of life I had to overcome was getting out of my city which is Baltimore Maryland the things I seen and endured at young age was always hard moments in my life I’ve had various hard moments in life just to name one.

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

My School is a small double A school but we got Athletes and guys that’s talented my school is special to me because coming out of high school I had bad SAT scores CCSU was the only school willing to wait which ultimately made my childhood dream come true 

What is your favorite snack food?

My favorite snack is gummy bears or fruit snacks my favorite food is wraps and Chicken and shrimp Alfredo

What is the best part of football? 

The best part of football is the way it helps you grow as a person and man the things football taught me and exploited me too is priceless you meet lifelong family through this sport forget the game it’s what football do for you mentally it’s a beautiful sport but the competitive nature of the game is what I love you get to go out and hit a person every-play until they give up or give in

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

You getting a Hard hitting and cover DB that can play Corner or safety or nickel in a pitch! But I got that IT factor my Energy and approach to the game rubs off on everyone also a great genuine person that wants to help people and always eager to learn and get better!

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

I feel like I play like Minkah Fitzpatrick and Budda Baker! The Way me and these guys approach tackles are similar we play with Control recklessness meaning the way we hit our opponents are fearful I feel like I play like both of them mix Buddha Tackling mechanics mix with Minkah Coverage and tackling mechanics we all are instinctive and have similar frames 

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

1. The First will be Nispey Hussle the way he approach life and wealth was different I would have love to picked his Brain to gain knowledge which can help me as a better person also learning how to put people around in better situations Nispey Hussle was a Standup man that live on principles and morals and that’s how I wanna live he was trying to help the youth and show them a better way meeting him would have been very beneficial on getting my mind stronger 

2. Kevin Durant is one of my favorite Athlete the way KD approach life and his sport is very similar to me The way KD Carries himself of the court is what intrigues me the most He have a mindset similar to myself He’s a guy that don’t broadcast everything but when it’s time to show up he will I just want to know what keeps him motivated because I never heard no off the court problems with him far as getting in trouble he also a guy that came from a low poverty area like myself and beat the odds.

3. Floyd Mayweather is the last person he bought a different approach to his sport and dominated. I love how over confident May weather is and when everyone threw the best at him he defeated them. I just wanna know how maintain greatness that long and the distractions he had to face the family he had to stay away from because he also is an top paid athlete I just want to know his business thoughts how he politics to different people just wanna pick his brain on becoming a Great and what kept him motivated during his long historical boxing career 

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