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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jalan Coleman, LB, Prairie View A&M

What is your name?

Jalan Coleman

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1 230

What is your position?

Outside linebacker

Where do you play college football?

Prairie View A&M

Where are you from?

Daphne, AL

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model is my grandmother because she has always been there for me and always motivates me to do better.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Coach Fowlkes

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played baseball, basketball, and ran track.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Lenard Tillery

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Arthur Lockett

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

Drake- headlines

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

Telvin Smith because he is also an undersized linebacker but his speed and athletic ability makes up for what he lacks in size.

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

My biggest obstacle was coming back from a high ankle sprain my junior year. This was tough because I did not know if my ankle was gone be the same.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I really do not have one, before games I am usually just relaxing.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Getting a sack on the last drive of my college career.

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

I read to the local elementary school kids and I thought that was pretty cool.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Growing up I loved the Baltimore Ravens because I was a huge Ray Lewis fan.

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

Barack Obama, Gucci Mane, and Hugh Hefner.

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