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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jordan Meachum, RB, Sacred Heart

Jordan Meachum
Jordan Meachum is an exciting tailback who played at Sacred Heart who recently entered the transfer portal. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams.
  • Name: Jordan Meachum
  • Height: 5’9”
  • Weight: 200 lbs
  • Position: RB
  • College: Sacred Heart University
  • Twitter: @JordanMeachum
  • Instagram: @JordanMeachum

Talk about your experience as a student. What is your major/minor? Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?
I really enjoyed my time at Sacred Heart. I was able to build great relationships. I was able to call that home for 5 years. I am currently in the transfer portal. I got my Bachelor’s in Accounting and was also able to get my MBA in Business Administration at Sacred Heart. I was active in the Accounting Club and Black Student Union. One of the community outreaches that I participated in was the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes which was a very fun and exhilarating time. The event was to raise awareness about gender equality and domestic violence.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?
My versatility and leadership. I can not only be a runner, but I can also catch the ball out of the backfield.

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?
I can really do it all. I can run, pass block and catch the ball. I also have experience as a kick returner which I did as a freshman and sophomore. As far as scheme, most of my experience is with a spread offense using zone reads.

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Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
Donald Payne from Stetson. He was a tough opponent. I remember trying to block him and he went around me. He currently plays in the NFL for Washington.

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?
Chris Agyemang. He’s a good defensive lineman who recently transferred to Ball State. He has a great motor, and you could just tell that he loved working out. That really motivated me. He was also one of the most impressive guys to watch.

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.
I redshirted as a freshman, and was listed as a 3rd string for my first couple years. Going into my junior year I didn’t have a lot of experience, but I really wanted to play. 2018 was a breakout year for me. I ended up with 1400 yards rushing and 11 TDs.

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?
Baseball. It was one of the main sports that I played up until high school. I played centerfield and was on several travel teams. Once I got to high school, I thought it best that I put most of my focus into football.

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?
Coming out of high school, I didn’t have the best GPA. I lost out on some opportunities. I transitioned to prep school and worked my way into Sacred Heart. I ended up graduating Magna Cum Laude and was a semifinalist for the Walter V. Campbell Trophy (Academic Heisman) in 2019.

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.
2018 was a great year. One of my best memories was against Bryant. I was able to run a total of 318 yards against them including a 99-yard TD run.

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?
My favorite athlete would have to be Lebron James. My favorite football team is the Eagles. I grew up in Philly. I’d say that I model my game after James White who plays for the Patriots. He’s kind of a do-it-all kind of player. He’ll do anything that’s asked of him.

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?
Drake is one of my favorite music artists. One of my favorite songs of his is 5am in Toronto

What is your favorite comfort food?
Ice Cream, specifically Oreo Cookies and Cream

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?
Jamie Foxx is one of my favorite actors. Project Power and Django are great to watch.

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies? Any secret talents?
I like bowling. I also like going to the driving range to hit some golf balls.

Who or what motivates you the most?
My family. My parents have done so much with so little. I really appreciate everything that they have done for me.

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