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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jeff Janis, WR, Saginaw Valley State

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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jeff Janis, WR, Saginaw Valley State

Saginaw Valley State WR Jeff Janis is one of the top WR prospects in the upcoming NFL Draft. He received East/West Shrine & Senior Bowl invites. Here is a Draft Diamonds interview with Janis.

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

Out of high school, I had about 4 schools recruiting me. Northwood University, Saginaw Valley State, Grand Valley State, and Central Michigan.

Where did you choose and why?

I chose Saginaw Valley because I liked the campus and it just seemed like the best fit for me.

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

I have met with many scouts. All are saying my size and speed is good for the next level.

At your position, what separates you from the others?

I think what separates me from most is my speed and size.

Tell us what you look for when breaking down film?

When breaking down film on defenses, I look for tendencies that the defensive backs do when faced against certain looks.

Who was the toughest player you have ever faced?

The toughest player I have ever faced is Brandon Dixon from Northwest Missouri State.

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

I like to compare myself to Jordy Nelson of the Packers.

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

The biggest obstacle I have faced in my life is the passing of my dad. I overcame it with the love and support of my immediate family and football family.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my speed.

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is sometimes letting the ball get to my body when catching.

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

One second to sell myself: I am an intelligent, humble young man with a great work ethic.

Growing up, who was your role model?

My role model growing up was my mom.

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

My favorite team in the NFL is the Lions, because they are from my state. My favorite player is Jordy Nelson because he does a lot of things so great, and know I could do the same.

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

If I were to have dinner with three people, it would be my dad, my grandma, and Abraham Lincoln.

With your first paycheck what would you buy?

The only thing I am going to do with my first paycheck is help anyone in my family out that needs it.

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