Darius Alexander-Jones II: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Darius Alexander-Jones II
School: Montana State University Northern
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
The goals I set for myself prior to my final collegiate season was to be named All-Conference and to be an All-American Offensive Lineman. I was only able to accomplish one out of the two. I was named 1st team All-Frontier Conference but did not receive All-American honors.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
If you were to ask my coach about what kind of player I am, they would say that I am a leader, intelligent, hardworking, trustworthy, gritty, and physical. My coaches would also express that I play offensive lineman the “right way”, nasty. My teammates would say that I am also a leader, accountable, charismatic, and loyal.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
Whenever I am studying film, I would say I like to focus on my technique and how I could be more efficient and effective. I also focus on my first step, hand placement, and how I could’ve improved on some blocks.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
Some big differences from me and other pro prospects at my position is my athleticism, quickness, high football IQ, and my ability to play in space.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
This offseason I have been and will continue to train with Danny Arnold at his training facility, PLEX in Houston, Texas. And I will continue my offensive lineman sessions with the NFL Hall of Famer, Bruce Matthews.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Some strengths I will bring to a team on the field are athleticism, power, discipline, and explosiveness. Some strengths I bring to a team off the field are a great community leader, that enjoys putting my time back into the community, a businessman, that wants to be an entrepreneur. I am also an induvial that was brought up in the church and understand that you should treat everyone like they are someone.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL/CFL or any other pro leagues?
My final pitch for an NFL team or other pro leagues would be this. “Give me an opportunity to show you my game.”