Name: James Crawford Jr
School: University of Illinois
Position: Outside Linebacker/Defensive End
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
Double digit sacks, Captain, MVP.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Speed, Smart, Playmaker.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I trained in Dallas at Micheal Johnson Performance.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
I was taught by my uncle Charles Woodson when studying film to study how the players I’m going against that week both wins reps and loses reps, so it’ll be easier for me to see how my style of play can beat them.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
My speed and size combination along with my ability to play multiple positions well. Also, due to playing on all levels, my knowledge of the game separates me.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
For the team who drafts me, they will be getting someone who loves the game and will come in and contribute wherever asked. Off the field, you are getting someone who is God fearing and will try and better the community. I will be a figure for the young kids in the community to look up to.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
My final pitch is to all the teams who are even considering drafting me I would like to thank you for letting a kid from the small town of Deerfield Beach, Florida live out his dream. I worked my whole life to get to this point and only plan on working harder to accomplish greater things.