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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Blake Jackson, TE, Oklahoma State

Blake Jackson, Tyrus McGlothenDraft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Blake Jackson, TE, Oklahoma State 

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

I was not a qualifier

Where did you choose and why?

Scottsdale community college mostly because of the fact most of my high school teammates were playing at Scottsdale.

What were your goals for your senior year?

To be a all American tight end

Have any scouts met with you, and if so what are they saying?

Around thirty teams all asking me what separates me from other tight ends and my biggest strengths

At your position, what separates you from the others?

My speed and athleticism creates mismatches

Tell us what you look for when breaking down film?

Tips a defender may give away that helps me identify the coverage or their particular technique on a play

Who was the toughest player you have ever faced?

Kenny Vacarro from Texas

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

It was be Jimmy Graham because of the way he stretches the field and high points the ball.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

I still believe I haven't faced it yet but just battling to keep my dream alive as an athlete through jr college and getting banged up this season it's really been an eventful journey

What system fits your style of play the best?

I think I can fit any style I would look to play with a great quarterback in a wide open offense and catch a lot of touchdowns but I feel like I have worked to make myself effective in many schemes

What is your biggest strength?

My athleticism

What is your biggest weakness?

Experience in pro style offense

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I'm a determined, hungry player who's best days are obviously ahead of him

Growing up, who was your role model?

My Mom

Who was your favorite team and player in the NFL and why?

Atlanta Falcons and Randy Moss

What was the most tragic event that ever happened in your life and how did you overcome it?

Probably my grandma and aunt passing away I miss them dearly often obviously but I learned how precious time is and a little more about what's really important

If you were to have dinner with three people dead or alive who would it be?

My grandma, my aunt and a celebrity probably would be Kobe Bryant

With your first paycheck what would you buy?

My sister a new car

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