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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Donovahn Jones, WR, University of Arizona (OUAZ)

Donovahn Jones the star wide receiver from the University of Arizona (OUAZ) recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Donovahn Jones the star wide receiver from the University of Arizona (OUAZ) recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Donovahn Jones
  • Position: WR
  • College: University of Arizona (OUAZ)
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 215 pounds
  • Twitter: @DJones1_
  • Instagram: @DJones1_

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

What makes me a top prospect at my position is the fact that I am an all-around WR that can come in with the ability to make big plays.  I do not have a problem blocking and I can make game changing plays when given an opportunity.  I have fresh legs as well; I started my college career in 2013 and just now finished in 2022. Within all that time I only played four seasons, so my body and legs are fresh.

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

I started playing football when I was seven.  Basketball was my first love and football came after.

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

One thing NFL teams should know about me is that I am going to come to work everyday and give it my all.  They should know that signing me would not be a bad investment and that they will not have to worry about any red flags.  I will not be a distraction to the team on or off the field and that at the end of the day I just want to play football and go help my team win in any way possible.  I am a family guy who just want to enjoy my family, friends, play football and give back.

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

If I could donate to one cause in the world it would be to mental illness. I don’t think people understand how serious it is to take care of your mental health.

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

The best advice I received was from Larry Fitzgerald.  He told me that I was in control of my own destiny.  Meaning that I am in control of how my life turns out and if I want something then go get it.  

Who was your childhood hero? 

My childhood hero was my dad.  Words can’t explain it, but he was in life and taught me a lot of things and I appreciate him for that.

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

Tyerell Sturges-Cofer was the most underrated to me.

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

My biggest pet peeve is when people try to sell me dreams.

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

The hardest moment in my life was battling mental illness.  I was going through tough times and did not realize that I was not mentally well. It took a lot of time to overcome but I can say that I had my battles with mental illness and overcame it.

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

The special thing about my school is that it was not an easy transition for me.  I was not in shape so the process of getting back in shape and learning the scheme of a new system took time for me because I had things going on in my personal life.  I continued to work hard and didn’t complain, and everything just fell into place.  I grew as a person at OUAZ and I’m glad I went there.  

What is your favorite snack food? 

Hot Cheetos

What is the best part of football? 

The best part of football is WINNING

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


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

If I could compare my play to one player, it would be Julio Jones.  We are around the same size, and I can be a vertical threat as well as catch short passes and take to the crib.

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

If I could have dinner with three people dead or alive, they would be my grandfather Leon, My granny Linda and Mike Vick.  I say my grandfather because I never got the chance to meet him, he passed when I was a month or two old.  I hear a lot about him, but I wish I could meet him.  I chose my granny because she passed from cancer a few years ago and she wanted to see me graduate college.  I would tell her that I graduated and show her my diploma if I could.  I chose Mike Vick because that was my favorite football player growing up.  I played quarterback up until college and wore number 7 because of him.  


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