Jaylin Swan: 2022 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Jaylin Swan
School: Illinois College
What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
The goals I set for this season where to improve from my junior year and become a better leader and lead my team defensively in different categories.
Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?
I took complete advantage of the extra year I was able to find a trainer while also gaining 30-40lbs from my junior year to prove I can dominant run and pass and not just pass.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My coaches and teammates would say that I am a team leader as well as a great teammate and friend on and off the field as well as being all in with the team culture.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
When watching film I look for those moments where I make my mistakes look to see how it happen and critique myself on how I can not make the same mistake the following week. Also watching my opponents style of play seeing how they line up for pass sets and run plays to get the slight edge in the game.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
What separates me is the passion I have for the competition football gives being able to prove that your will, work ethic, and sacrifices you’ve made gets you to play hard and better than the person across from you is a thrill beating someone every opportunity fuels me.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
For this off season I will play with Quad City Steamwheelers(IFL) and train and practice to win and to be prepared for any pro day opportunities I receive.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
On the field I bring a excellent pass rush with great hustle to the ball every play they’ll stand out with how I’ll be able to create havoc in any backfield as well as being able hustle to the ball and be able to force a fumble or save a touchdown so my team can regroup and get the proper 4 and out. Off the field I stand out as the person who play on the field reflect what I do in the weight/film room.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
I am a passionate player that works hard not to only improve myself but to help my teammates improve. On the field I’m a true competitor who will work on and off the field I hold the team standard to the highest level.