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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jaquan Edwards, LB, Wingate University

Jaquan Edwards the standout linebacker from Wingate University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Jaquan Edwards the standout linebacker from Wingate University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

Name: Jaquan Edwards 
Position: LB
College: Wingate University 
Height: 5’10
Weight: 227
Twitter: 30_quan
Instagram: 30_quann

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2024 NFL Draft?

My ability to run, read, and react the ability to be physical at the point of attack lastly my short-area quickness to avoid and stack blocks.

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

8 years old 

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

I’m willing to do whatever to make the team and organization better day in and day out.

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

Save the children. (Fund for children’s education)

What is the best advice you have ever received?  

Every day you wake up with a chance and a choice. 

Who was your childhood hero?

My Dad

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

Coming into this year I think this entire team is underrated and has something to prove.

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

Have to make my bed in the morning 

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

Opportunity and exposure are something that athletes face and I feel for me it’s been my entire life so it’s been a constant adverse situation that I think I’ve made the most out of each time whether it be high school or college 

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

It is a place where you have to be self-motivated and have grit and when you surround yourself with people who share these common factors you have no choice but to elevate.

What is your favorite snack food?

Fruit snacks 

What is the best part of football?

The anticipation and the process of preparing for the one opportunity to showcase it on Saturday 

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

The expectation is domination and the outcome is to win.

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

David Long jr

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

Muhammad Ali, Sam Mills, and Michael Jackson 

  1. Muhammad Ali- I would love to discuss the art of self-confidence 
  2. Sam Mills- being a part of one of the most dominant LB corps ever and playing “undersized” is definitely someone I would want to learn from
  3. Michael Jackson- I mean this man could reach people of all ages and ethnicities and absolutely loved Human life would love to talk to him about what his legacy means to him

Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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