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NFL Draft Diamonds Free Agent Interview: Xavier Jones, Defensive Back

Xavier Jones the free agent defensive back recently sat down to join NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
Xavier Jones the free agent defensive back recently sat down to join NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.

Hello, I am @jrberendzen on Twitter and this is one of my free agent interviews where I ask very deserving free agents questions about the players themselves and about what a team would get in these players. All of these players should get picked up by NFL, CFL, and XFL teams and get a shot at being a career football player. So I hope you all read this interview on Xavier Jones and follow his journey on Twitter!

What sets you apart from other defensive backs?

My work ethic and being extremely competitive and my arm length I’m a long corner and I just got a motor that doesn’t stop.

What is your typical training routine?

4 times a week weight room 6:30 “upper body” in the morning sprints around 7pm then weight room at night light leg and abs workout alternating through and field work 3 days a week.

If there was a billboard with 5 of your traits on it which 5 traits would be up there?

Drive, integrity, patience, willpower and communication.

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

Prayer and dissecting the problem and persevering through them you’re faced with many dark clouds with football and life if you can keep God close you persevere through anything.

What are you looking to achieve as a football player going forward?

Encourage those who come from nothing that anything is possible it’s a greater feeling influencing those who may be struggling and wanting to give up a person must realize regardless of it one or millions eyes are always on you and you may be that drive or influencer on the next man up.

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

Tom Brady, Chad Johnson and Deion Sanders. Tom I just wanna pick the brain of the greatest quarterback of all time and just train with him getting knowledge what he sees from his vision breaking down film and just getting his input in the game is a lot. Chad Johnson it’s self explanatory he’s great with saving and a financial standpoint. Deion Sanders that’s the greatest db of all time simple there’s no doubt I’d sit with him and gain knowledge.

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

If you ask any of my previous teammates I’m having the time of my life I love the game win or lose spirits and energy is everything when playing still gotta come with high energy others feed off of it.

What should we know about Xavier Jones the person?

If I get a chance the narrative will write itself out it’s in God’s hands and the scouts.

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

My grandpa and my brothers all played football growing up my brothers Brandon Randy played for Millikan high school and was really dominate so I knew I had to be the same way. It’s actually a competition. Any family get togethers it’s a steady competition.

What would a team get in a player like you?

A leader, a coachable man and a hard worker. I’ll play anywhere for any team doesn’t matter if it’s special teams just anywhere.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

Returning to football and getting my opportunity to play the game I love.

What is your favorite coverage and why?

I love all coverages but where I stand out is press man. I get to utilize my length in that moment.

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