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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: CJ Holmes, CB, Jackson State University

CJ Holmes Jackson State
Jackson State University shutdown cornerback CJ Holmes recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: CJ Holmes
  • Height: 6000
  • Weight: 189
  • Position: CB
  • College: Jackson State University
  • Twitter: @CJ3___

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• The best restaurant in New Orleans for me is out of Houston’s or Tasty Treat. Their food is too good.

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• When breaking down my film I think my IQ for the game and technique will stick out but I still have a lot to improve on.

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money? 

• If I won the lotto, the first thing I am doing is moving my family out the hood and making sure we are all straight. Then I would save the rest and invest in real estate to make more money. I probably would budget some shopping money in there as well for me and my girl, but not too much splurging.

What has been your biggest failure? 

• My biggest failure is not being able to lead my high school football team to a state championship and not receiving a scholarship coming out of high school.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My teammates would say my best quality is my leadership skills and that I bring high energy every day.

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Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Warren Newman, we got it out the mud!

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• My friends and family call me CJ or 3.

What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job? 

• My major is Mass Communications with a concentration in Multimedia Journalism. I want to be behind the production on the set of ESPN or a music engineer.

What is your coolest life moment? 

• My coolest life moment is catching my first college interception freshman year. I caught not just one but two interceptions and the second one led to the game-winning field goal to beat Alabama A&M.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• “Where They Go” – Lil Durk is my go to right now.

If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking? 

• Martin Lawrence

Who is your favorite football team? 

• New Orleans Saints

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

• Do Not Throw Footballs My Way!

What is your biggest fear? 

• My biggest fear is becoming a used to.

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Marshon Lattimore

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• Gameday I wake up and thank God for another opportunity. I call my family and talk to them because they support me with everything. I then put my music on, most likely Lil Durk and Lil Baby, and just zone out. I tap into another side of me on game day it’s different.

Do you have any hobbies? 

• Besides football, if anybody wants to come to check me in basketball you can come to try. I also make music, it’s been a passion of mine for some years now. C-TEE$Y, look me up!

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be? 

• Jalen Ramsey

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

• My mom and dad have been the biggest influence on my life. They made sure I knew who God was at a young age and just never steered me in the wrong direction. They support everything that I do and I know the love is real there.

What motivates you to work hard?

• I told you my biggest fear is becoming a used to, so I use that as motivation. I know my dreams waiting for me so I can’t waste time. 3!

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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