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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jake Brents, WR, University of Missouri

Mizzou Football Wide Receiver Jake Brents running a route during fall camp practice

NFL Draft Diamonds website has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible player. We hope to bring you more than 500 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner to the right.  Now let’s meet our next prospect!!!!

What is your name? 

Jake Brents

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2″ 205

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football?

University of Missouri 

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?

Most important thing to me I’ve done off the field is work with the Special Olympics In Spring of 2015

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

Finite Math 1300

Where are you from?

Springfield, MO

Who is your role model, and why?

My father because he chose to work overseas since I was in 5th grade to give our family the best opportunity to succeed. 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball and Basketball 

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

My ability to take coaching from film study and apply it to the field right away. 

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I look at the opponents hips and my own eyes

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Conner Shaw

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

Eric Decker because of the way we both play the game like every play is our last play. 

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

The biggest obstacle I’ve had to overcome in my life is grow up knowing my dad is working in a war zone, and my shoulder surgery in spring of 2015.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I have a certain playlist of music on my phone I always listen to.  

What is your biggest strength?

My ability to take criticism and separate each play, assess it, learn on the fly. 

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is that I over analyze the little things, when I should go with my gut instinct. 

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

 I’m just a kid from Springfield, Missouri who is trying to live out his childhood dream of playing in the NFL while giving back to those who helped me get where I am today. 

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up? 

Ed McCaffery

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

 John Lennon, Leonardo DiCaprio, George H.W. Bush

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

I want to buy my mom a new house. 

Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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