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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jake Floriea, QB, John Carroll University

Jake Floriea, QB, John Carroll University
Jake Floriea the standout quarterback from John Carroll University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Jake Floriea
  • Position: QB
  • College: John Carroll University
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight :215 lbs
  • Twitter: @JFloriea2
  • Instagram: @JakeFloriea

What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

Football is a game that I’ve been in love with since I was a little kid. My entire life I have wanted to play.

If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

Peyton Manning, his knowledge and experience in the game are second to none. He was my favorite player growing up.

What is your favorite pass play and why?

4 verts is my favorite pass play. If you run it right, with the ability for the WRs to adjust routes, there’s an answer to every defense.

What should we know about Jake Floriea the person?

My family is extremely important to me. I have two younger siblings that I’m very close with.

What type of energy do you bring onto the football field?

While I am always excited to be playing, I bring a calm confidence to the field that relaxes the players around me.

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

I’m not a person that gets upset easily, so when I face challenges I just resort to hard work and rallying those around me.

What sets you apart from other quarterbacks?

I am a good athlete that’s able to get the job done through the air and on the ground. My ability to extend plays while also make throws from the pocket sets me apart.

What do you think are the keys to success on the football field?

The key to success is being prepared for what the other team throws at you, but also being able to freelance and adjust.

What do you love about the game of football?

Football is the greatest game on earth. You truly need every guy on the field with you to succeed.

What would a team get in a player like you?

A team will get a guy that comes in ready to be a leader and out work everyone in the room.

How are you planning to prepare for the draft?

I’ve been training at Speed Strength Systems in Ohio. I also recently played in a senior bowl, the Dream Bowl.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

Some of my favorite moments from my football life have been coming back from being down 18 in the 4th quarter and beating our rival school this past year and senior night being up big and getting a bunch of life long friends into the game that didn’t get to play as much.

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