Jawanza Adams: 2019 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Jawanza Adams
School: Newberry
Position: FS/Nickle
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 191

Q: What goals did you accomplish heading into your final collegiate season?

I was a semifinalist for the Walter V. Campbell trophy, our secondary finished top 10 in the nation in passing defense for the 2nd time in 3 years, I graduated college and I’ve improved every year in terms of being a more complete and versatile player.

Q: What would your coaches say about the type of player you are?

They would say I’m a cerebral player who’s another coach on the field, has a willingness to learn, loves the game of football, can play any position in the secondary and is the first one to show up and last to leave.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?

I try to find a pass/run tendency based on down and distance. Then, I take notes on what the offensive coordinator likes to call on certain downs out of their favorite formations, where they put their go-to player on the field and their favorite pass plays on 3rd down.

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

Many players rely just on splash plays and their athleticism, but I’m consistent in doing my job, can play any position in the secondary at a high level and I’m always the most prepared player on the field.

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

I’m currently training at Velocity Sports Lab in Greenville, SC in preparation for my pro day in March and future opportunities down the road.

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

I’ve played Corner and Rover/Nickel most of my career until I played Free Safety in college and my production shows that I can tackle, move, cover and make plays. Off the field, I’m a high character person who makes good decisions and lives the right way.

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

I’ve made the most of every opportunity I’ve earned and I’m used to earning my way through hard work and determination. If you’re looking for a competitive, motivated, high-character, and consistent player with a blue-collar work ethic then give me a shot.