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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jonah McCutcheon, DB, Tuskegee

What is your name?

Jonah McCutcheon

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2″ 200

What is your position?

Free Safety

Where do you play college football?

Tuskegee University

Where are you from?

Mobile, Alabama

Who is your role model, and why?

I would say my role model is my parents and my uncle. My parents taking care of me since i was young and making me who I am today and me knowing what my uncle does everyday: saving lives, working out every morning, and coming home to protect and provide for his family is the reason their my role models

Who was your favorite teacher?

My favorite teachers were coach July and coach Mitchell from my high school. They taught me, coached me, and also mentored me all at once.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Other sports I played were basketball and soccer

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

The toughest player I ever faced was UNC Pembroke’s quarterback. Very smart player.

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

The most underrated player on the team is Darnell Hill. He’s a great cover corner but his ability to make tackles in the open field makes him stand out to me

What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?

One song that would hype me up would be Sacrifices by Drake.

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

I would compare myself to Eric Reid. His coverage skills is off the charts and his length helps him cover from sideline to sideline

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

The biggest obstacle I had to overcome was was trying to get into a college. In high school windows were closing but with God on my side, he found the right school for me to accept.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

My pregame rituals is watching the Denver Broncos No Fly Zone secondary and Seattle Seahawks Legion of Boom secondary highlights. I love how this guys play.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

My most memorable play in college was sealing the victory this season against a FCS school( Alabama St.) by intercepting a pass for a touchdown.

What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?

The coolest thing I did off the field was volunteering at a nursing home and helping that nursing home with my height lol.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

My favorite NFL teams were the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. Wherever Peyton Manning went I went.

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

If I could have dinner with 3 people I would choose my Granddad, Grandmother and President Barack Obama.

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