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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Zach Pendleton, WR, Jackson State

NFL Draft Diamonds Spotlight Interview: Zach Pendleton, WR, Jackson State

One of my favorite WR prospects in the NFL Draft, Pendleton made a nice impression last week at the Medal of Honor Bowl. He has a knack for making the near-impossible catches. He has the ability to be one of the top play-makers in the NFL, in time. Hefty praise, but Zach has proven well worth it. Here is our prospect interview with Zach.

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?
Maybe 3 or 4

How did you come to make your college decision?
After I left JUCO I didn’t have anyone recruiting me, so I came back home and walked-on for Jackson State.

Where are you training, and what are your goals for pro day/combines?
I’m out in California training and my goals are to improve in every category that I possibly can

Have any scouts met with you, and if so what are they saying?
I have talked to about 15 scouts

At your position, what separates you from the others?
Big, physical, not scared to go across the middle.. great hands.. decent routes, so a combination of all.

Tell us what you look for when breaking down film?
Defensive schemes and techniques

Who was the toughest player you have ever faced?
My teammate Qua Cox

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

What is your biggest strength?

Growing up, who was your role model?
My dad

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

What would you buy with your first NFL paycheck?
A house

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