2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: CJ Jones, CB, Western Kentucky University
- Name: CJ Jones
- Position: Slot Corner/Nickel
- College: Western Kentucky University
- Height: 5’10
- Weight: 195
- Twitter: @Ceejaay21
- Instagram: @Cj_jones2
What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2023 NFL Draft?
What makes me a top prospect in the 2023 NFL draft is my mental awareness and countless hours of film study. I am an avid student of the game and I love it. I’ve never been handed anything so I had to work extremely hard for everything I have. My work ethic is unmatched and I’m only chasing greatness.
At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?
I fell in love with the game of football around the age of 4-5
What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?
What all 32 NFL teams should know about me is that they are getting someone who has a dog mentality and is going to go 110% every day whether it’s the practice or in a game. Whatever my role is I will fulfill it and patiently become the best at it. You’re taking a chance on someone whose work ethic is going to speak for itself. My teammates will be some of the best in the world and I can’t wait to learn and take in as much knowledge as possible from the vets.
If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?
I would donate to all the unfortunate kids/ families in Liberia where my parents and the rest of my family is from.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
The best advice I’ve ever received is to always work hard and keep God first. To always fight through adversity and surround yourself with good company. Not all friends are your friends.
Who was your childhood hero?
My childhood hero is Kobe Bryant
Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?
The most underrated teammate in my locker room is AJ Brathwaite
What is your biggest pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is not being on time & being in a dirty environment
Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?
The hardest moment of my life was leaving Texas A&M taking a year off of football and going to Juco after. Alot of people counted me out and felt like I would never play football again. It helped show me who was really in my corner and wanted to see me succeed. I ended up pushing myself to do one year of JUCO season and got back to division 1 level.
What is your favorite snack food?
My favorite snack food is Cool Ranch Doritos
What is the best part of football?
The best part about football is the grind. I love it because I know this is something I want to do for many more years to come.
If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?
If I could sell myself in one sentence it would be I’m very dedicated, accountable, and a quick learner that’s also a big team player and can impact a team in all phases of the game.
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?
If I could compare myself to any player in the NFL it would be Adoree Jackson
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Three people I would have dinner with would be Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant, and Malcolm X