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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: JaVon Lofton, DT, Averett University

JaVon Lofton the standout defensive tackle from Averett University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: JaVon Lofton
  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • College: Averett University 
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 295
  • Instagram: officailvon.94

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2023 NFL Draft?

I am very coachable, I have a versatile skill set and I am a very driven individual who will do whatever it takes to get the job done. 

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

I discovered a love for football around the age of ten when I used to watch my father coach my older brother.

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

I am a very honest and humble person, with a great sense of humor.

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

Breast Cancer 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Always believe in yourself and Never let anyone crush your dream.

Who was your childhood hero?

My Parents 

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

My team as a whole is underrated not just one individual 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

My biggest pet peeve is Liars.

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

When I torn my ACL

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

I absolutely love the people here. They are willing to help you in a time of need.

What is your favorite snack food?

Pop Tarts 

What is the best part of football?

The bond you make with your teammates on and off the field

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

I am a hard worker who’s one goal is to do whatever it takes to help the team.

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

Fletcher Cox 

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

I would love to have dinner with Jay Z, Lebron James and Barack Obama. Because I feel I can learn how to carry myself as an African American male in the public eye. 


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