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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jacobe Clement, DB, Johnson C. Smith University

2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jacobe Clement, DB, Johnson C. Smith University
Jacobe Clement the versatile defensive back from Johnson C. Smith University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds scout Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Jacobe Clement
  • Position: DB
  • College: Johnson C. Smith University
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Weight: 183 lbs
  • X (Twitter): @jacobclem5
  • Instagram: @jacobeclem

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

My god-brother Dishon Chambers made me want to play football. We looked up to Reggie Bush at the time and started by trying to run like Bush in the neighborhood.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

My favorite football moment of my life was catching an interception as well as forcing a fumble return for a touchdown in my first collegiate game.

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

Going forward I look to be the best version of myself I can be every day and I plan to take whatever comes with that.

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

Deion Sanders is the goat at my position and has a gold jacket I know I can learn from him. I also just like his personality and what he stands for.

Which one of your family members inspires you the most and why?

My mother, Melissa Moss. I watched her do the impossible all my life and never complain, bend, break, or fold.

What is your favorite defensive scheme and why?

My favorite defensive scheme is cover 6, it allows the boundary side corner to be hard in the flat and reroute the #1 WR while the front side of the field is playing cover 4 to guard the abundance of routes you can get from multiple WR sides.

What should we know about Jacobe Clement the person?

You should know that I am adversity-made. I have been through a lot on and off the field and I used all the lessons I’ve learned through those times to shape me into a better person and athlete. You should also know that I have plenty of reasons to be motivated and every time I step on the field you going to get my all.

What stands out about your film the most?

What stands out about my film the most is my versatility and my measurables. I can play multiple positions in the secondary at 6’2 180 as well as shut down a team’s go-to WR.

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

I put all my challenges before God and ask that he gives me what I need to get me through and I try to meet him halfway.

What would a team get in a player like you?

A rangy ball hawk, I can play every position in the secondary as well as be a high motor on special teams. I’m a natural-born leader with an extreme love and passion for the game. I have many “whys” so my motivation to play this game never has to be questioned.

What do you love the most about the game of football?

Brotherhood is what I love the most about football. The second is the lessons you learn that you can’t learn anywhere else.

Who is the most underrated player you’ve played with and why?

Nigel Brown is the most underrated player I played with and I’d say it was because of his size.

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