Jezel Parra: 2019 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Jezel Parra
School: Incarnate Word
Position: TE/WR
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 235

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

Becoming a conference champion, as a team we were picked dead last in the conference and really made some noise when we started conference play. Beating SFA and ultimately becoming conference champions was a huge goal.

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

A hard worker, and a student of the game. Believes in preparation and the process to achieve greatness.

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

I watch a series of things including coverage, defensive fronts, and technique.

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

Remaining versatile, playing different positions. This year I played slot receiver, traditional tight end, and a hybrid H-back.

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

I’m really focusing on speed, agility, and film study of past performances to improve 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?

My route running ability at my size is one of my strengths and something I take pride in. Having a passionate and attitude that my playing ability can always being improved.Being a leader and helping my team achieve our team goal. Also, playing with a chip on my shoulder knowing that any game can be your last.

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

I believe that nothing is just given to you. I come to work hard, and earn everything from a starting position to special teams player or practice squad. No job is too small or too big in the game of football.