Jackson Redmond: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Jackson Redmond
School: Simpson College
Position: Wide Receiver
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
Individually, I was looking to prove myself within the conference and make an impact throughout DIII. As a Captain, it was to lead our team to a conference championship.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Technical, Intelligent, Role Player.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
Training with our head strength and conditioning coach Pete Traynor and teammate Braden Meints. Preparing in all facets of the game including the weight room, film room, and field drills.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
I look for tendencies of the Corners and Safeties to tip off coverages, as well as analyzing the whole defense and understanding the plays that will be successful for me as the game develops. This allows me as a Receiver to take full advantage of plays that come my way and ultimately understand what is going to help our offense put points on the board.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
I feel I have a unique ability to quickly understand techniques and apply minute details to the field that will help me gain the winning edge. I also believe having reliable hands and excellent spatial awareness aids in my success as a Receiver.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Consistency on and off the field leads to development as an athlete and as a person. Consistency shown in completions through both catching the ball and running technically sound routes. Showing that I can be where the Quarterback expects me to be when he expects it, ultimately creates production.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
Coming from a small college, I had to learn to work on my craft and build on every facet of my game to be successful. With that said, I still have a lot of potential to continue perfecting my skill set. I feel my best days of football are in front of me and I look forward to what the future holds.