Jamaal Burgess: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Jamaal Burgess
School: Bethune-Cookman University
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 185

Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?

Some of my goals going into my final season were:
1. Put God first in everything I did.
2. Go to the Celebration Bowl.
3. Make every Receiver that I was facing that game, their worst game.
4. Keep a level head through my highs and lows throughout the season.

Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?

3 styles of play:
1. Press Man
2. Physical
3. Confident

Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?

I will prepare this offseason by working on my strength and speed, even though I am fast, I can still get faster.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?

Studying film I look for the route combinations in every different formation, so I can have an idea of what they are running as soon as they line up. I look for the Quarterback’s favorite target, Receiver’s weaknesses, strengths, and their favorite route.

Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?

What separates me from other players in my position is my determination, work ethic, and the chip I have on my shoulder.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

The kind of strengths and abilities I will bring on and off the field is that I’m a humble person and always looking to learn. I am ready to soak up any knowledge. On the field, I have great feet, I am a press man Cornerback, that could also play zone coverages.

Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?

My final sell is that I am an elite Cornerback and player, I gave up 1 touchdown in my 2 years at BCU and I can help any team in anyway possible. I will always come ready to work, with great work ethic, competitiveness, ready to learn, and I will always strive to be my best.

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