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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jacob Roberts, LB, Wake Forest

Jacob Roberts, LB, Wake Forest
Jacob Roberts the star linebacker from Wake Forest recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Jacob Roberts
  • Position: Linebacker
  • College: Wake Forest University 
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 233
  • Twitter: Jacobrob3rts_
  • Instagram: Jacobrob3rts_

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

My versatility separates me at my position, being able to do a variety of things at a high level is something you don’t see at the position often. 

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

Around the age 6

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

They should know that I’m an efficient learner and can pick things up quick. 

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

Back to school drives, providing supplies for kids. That’s something that I’ve done the past 2 years. I’ve created my own back to school drive for students that are less fortunate of getting school items. School is a place you must have everything you need to be successful, so i provide that along with the help of many others.

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

Never get to high or to low in life. Always stay level headed and live in the moment.

Who was your childhood hero? 

Cam Newton

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

Kevin Pointer 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Loud chewing 

Who is your favorite teacher ever?

Mr. Rodgers

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

Being cut from the football team at Ridge Road Middle School in 7th grade and Mallard Creek High School in 9th grade.

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

Wake Forest is special to me because it’s a big family, the culture is very strong there. They take good care of you and treat you the right way. Wake truly wants the best out of everyone there. 

If you could have any franchise restaurant in your house what would it be?

Cava

What is your favorite snack food?

Gushers

What is your degree in? 

Bachelors in Sport Science Fitness Management 

Masters in Liberal Arts Studies 

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

I’m a versatile playmaker who plays with passion having something to prove every snap.

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

Roquan Smith 

What is your favorite game to play at the carnival/theme park?

Any Basketball games.

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

Lebron James, Michelle Obama, and Jay-Z. It would be them because of the knowledge and gems I could learn from conversations would be endless. 

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