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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jason Richardson, OL, Arkansas Tech University

Jason Richardson, OL, Arkansas Tech University
Jason Richardson the big and athletic offensive lineman from Arkansas Tech University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Jason Richardson
  • Position: OL
  • College: Arkansas Tech University
  • Height: 6’6″
  • Weight: 320 lbs
  • Twitter: @__killajay_

What sets you apart from other offensive linemen?

I would say I have a high motor. I have vice grips for hands so when I put my hands on the defense end he’s not going anywhere. Also I am a student of the game I go back with my offense line coach to review film and correct the mistakes I had. I also use my size to my advantage and also my range.

Which teammate goes up hardest against you in practice?

Honestly I really have 3 Carson Holloway, Devyon Smith and Kyle Green. They give me the best look each and every week.

What is your favorite offensive scheme and why?

My favorite scheme is counter because I either pull and knock out the flowing front side linebacker or I double with the guard and then come off the back side linebacker.

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

I’ve always wanted to be a football player ever since I was young, but I didn’t take it serious until my freshman year of high school. I grew over 6 inches that summer. Then my older teammates/peers that went to college on scholarship told me that I could do the same or even better go to the league.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

1. Going to camps while I was in high school building friendships that would last a life time. 2. Getting my first college offer.

What should we know about Jason Richardson the person?

I am a perfectionist in anything I do. I play with a mean streak. Off the field I’m the goofiest guy to be around.

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

First off dominant the line of scrimmage once you do that it just gets easier and easier because if you do that for 3 straight quarters your opponent is going to get tired and he’s essentially going to quit. Second know who your playing week in and week out know there tendencies, know their strengths and weaknesses so you know how to attack and expose them every play.

What are you looking forward to in your upcoming season?

To win conference as a team and go to the playoffs. Win conference first or second team and possibly win All American.

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

It’s really not a challenge it’s a lifestyle for me at this point in my life. I’ve been playing football for 12 years now so I have a pretty clear understanding of what to do and what not to do off the field. I played 2 years of junior college football so I’ve seen some of my former teammates not go on to their next college because of some of them made certain decisions that ultimately costed them a chance at the next level.

What would a team get in a player like you?

They would get a hard worker, great teammate, a guy that has a high IQ for football, and a underrated guy that loves the game of football.

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

I bring my own type of juice. I’m a Jalen Ramsey type of opponent I’m going to try to get in your head and once I do I won for the rest of the day.

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

I would say Terron Armstead or Trent Williams. They are legendary tackles still playing in the NFL and is changing the game. One changed the game by going to a small division 1 HBCU and running the fastest 40 as a offensive lineman. Then he had a successful career with the Saints and now he just joined the Miami Dolphins. The other tackle changed the game by becoming a mauler of a offensive lineman and becoming more than a one dimensional offensive lineman. This past playoffs showed the whole world why he is the best tackle in the game.

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