Jacob Cameron: 2022 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Jacob Cameron
School: Husson University
What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
Personally, every year I set the goal to be an all conference player. I achieved that goal all 4 years. Going into my final season my goal, as well as my teammates, was to win more games than the year prior, win the conference, and make the playoffs. We achieved the first part of that goal, posting a 7-3 record, and came just short of the conference championship.
Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?
I spent a lot of time in the gym working on strength training as well as technique and football specific training. On the field, I gave it everything I had for 4 quarters week after week.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I think my coaches and teammates would describe me as a hard working leader who plays with passion. I think all my teammates I’ve ever played with know I have their back and I’ll give it my all for 60 minutes.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
When I study opponents film, I typically watch the guys who are inside the box because that’s who I will be going against. I watch the lineman and see what their go to pass rush moves are, as well as if they tip anything in their stances or alignment pre snap that could prepare me for the move that’s coming. Also, I watch how other left tackles have blocked the players I’m going against, and see what worked and what didn’t based on their counter moves.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I have played a lot of football, starting all 43 games of my college career. With that comes a lot of experience. Once the play starts the design of every play can be altered based on the defense, and forces you to rely on instinct and reaction. On top of that, I have a strong football IQ and am a fast learner. I take pride in knowing not only my assignments, but the guys around me so I can understand the design of the play/blocking scheme.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I am going to continue to stay in the weight room and work on my strength, endurance, and flexibility, as well as work on my technique as a lineman. Another thing I plan to work on is film study players at the next level. I want to learn more about what the best at my position do on a daily basis and implement that into my game.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I have a strong football IQ, and I am passionate about learning the game. I also like to play physical and fast. Whether it’s an outside zone play and I have to beat a linebacker to a spot in open field, or a dive play where I have to dominate the defender off the line, I am always up for the task.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
My final pitch would be that I am willing to do whatever it takes to help the team be successful. I have experience playing all 5 spots on the offensive line, and am willing to play anywhere the team needs me. Lastly, if you take a chance on me, you will be taking a chance on a hard working, passionate leader who will give you everything he’s got.