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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: De’Shawn Jones, RB, Campbell University

De'Shawn Jones is turning NFL scouts heads. This kid is fast and understands the game.
De’Shawn Jones is turning NFL scouts heads. This kid is fast and understands the game.

NFL Draft Diamonds has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 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 the prospect!!!!

What is your name?

De’Shawn Shaheim Jones

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11 215

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Campbell University

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

Mentoring and being a big brother to children. Thanksgiving food drives. Cleaning up campus. Community car washes

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

Western Civilization

Where are you from?

Fayetteville, NC

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother. She is the strongest person I know. Raised 5 kids by herself

Did you play any other sports growing up?


Did you play any other positions in football?

Safety, OLB

At your position, what separates you from others?

I run hard. My feet never stop moving. I’m a relentless runner. One man will not bring me down

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

I look for tip off on blitzes, linebacker and d-line tendencies. How specific defenders tackle so that I can have an idea of what move I can give them

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?


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

Adrian Peterson. He is a monster nobody runs like him. His feet stays moving. Speed, quickness, power. He has the total package

Do you have any pre-game rituals?


As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

Proving I can play with the players of the FBS.

What is your biggest strength?

Running the ball. Making plays

What is your biggest weakness?

Pass Pro

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

Every time you call my number I will make the play without a doubt. I’m a leader

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

Adrian Peterson, Brett Farve, Brian Dawkins, Steve Smith. I’m a Packers & Bears fan

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

My dad, My grandmother, & brother

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Something for my kids

Rapid Answers:

  • Who will win the Super Bowl? Patriots
  • Whose better Peyton Manning or Tom Brady?
  • Better Running Back Adrian Peterson or Barry Sanders? 
  • Better safety Eric Weddle or Ed Reed?
  • Better linebacker Ray Lewis or Luke Kuechly?

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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