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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jasus Harkins, DB, Quincy University

Jasus Harkins of Quincy is a playmaker

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?

Jasus Harkins Jr.

What is your Height/Weight?

5’8 177

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Quincy University

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

Helping out around the community

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

Research and Stats

Where are you from?

O’Fallon, Illinois

Who is your role model, and why?

My role models would have to be my parents. They showed me the definition of working hard and being thankful for everything.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Track, Baseball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Running Back and Safety

At your position, what separates you from others?

Athleticism and instincts, Also my understanding of the game of football and what opposing offenses want to do. 

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

Tendencies of the offense. Look at how the receiver runs his routes vs press and off man.  

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Reece Horn

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

Brent Grimes because he’s undersized but makes up for it with his quickness and technique.

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

Exposure and that we can play with the players from big schools.

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What is your biggest strength?

Student to the game

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness would have to be my size

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

On the field I will bring passion and do whatever it takes to win. Off the field I will carry myself with high character.

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

Ed Reed, Baltimore Ravens

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

Tyrann Mathieu, Obama, Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Whatever my parents want

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