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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jaylen Taylor, WR, Bethel University

Jaylen Taylor the speedy wide receiver from Bethel University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Jaylen Taylor the speedy wide receiver from Bethel University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Jaylen Taylor 
  • Position: Wide Receiver 
  • College: Bethel University 
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 200
  • Twitter: MustBeJT13 
  • Instagram: mustbjt14

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

I believe that I am a top prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft because of my big play ability. I am a guy that you will do anything to help the team win and a player who can take over a game. 

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

I was first interested in the sport of football at the age 11, that’s really when I fell in love with the game of football.

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

One thing that NFL teams should know about me is that I am a God-fearing man that will always go the extra mile. I will always be the hardest worker in the room no matter what situation I am in. 

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 adoption centers. I have two brothers that my mom adopted at a young  age 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

The best advice that I have ever received is that no one really cares about what you’re going through put your head down and work.

Who was your childhood hero? 

My childhood hero was Keenan Burton, he made me fall in love with the game of football and I wanted to follow in his footsteps 

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

The most underrated teammate in my locker room is Tim Pannell. Tim is a special football player when you put the ball in his hands, he always makes something out of nothing! He just needs an opportunity 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

My biggest pet peeve is when individuals feel entitled that they deserve something in life but they haven’t put in the work to get it. 

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

I think the hardest moment in my life was probably seeing some of my closest friends get in a car accident. It affected me tremendously 

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

The relationships that I have built through the years are what made my school so special. My school was always willing to help and understand no matter the circumstances. 

What is your favorite snack food? 

My favorite snack food is definitely cinnamon rolls 

What is the best part of football? 

The best part of football is being able to see all the hours that you spent preparing to compete at a high-level payoff 

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

I am ambitious and driven, I thrive on challenges and competition, and I am always looking for opportunities to be better and achieve greatness. 

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

I would compare myself to AJ Brown, I believe our skill sets are very similar. His ability to win 1 on 1 matchups on a consistent basis, His route running, and his ability to use his frame to his advantage. He is different and so am I. 

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

I would have dinner with LeBron James, Cam Newton, and Chad Johnson. All three are great fathers who have had successful careers. I have looked up to them three the most. 

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