Jordan Cartwright: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Jordan Cartwright
School: Livingstone
Position: WR
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 201

Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

The biggest and main goal I set was to win our conference championship and we did fall short of this goal I had some personal goals which were really stepping stones to help reach my ultimate goal which was to win the conference which we didn’t do so I don’t feel like any of my other goals even matter.

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

I think coaches and teammates would say I’m a very hardworking and smart player with a good understanding of the game as well as a good teammate. I love seeing other people on my team succeed whether it’s blocking for them or running my route to hold a defender to help get them open I get excited like I made a big play when they do. They would also say I was a tough player taking a lot of hard hits and always getting right back up and being ready for the next play.

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

When studying film on myself I focus on all the technical aspects of my game am I giving away things by leaning in certain direction, am I stepping the right way on my breaks and not outside my body frame, am I taking to many steps on my breaks, am I exploding in and out of my breaks, are my releases clean, do my routes look fluid and the same speed through out I really feel I’m very technical when it comes to my position and how I approach playing receiver so these are some of the thing I pay attention to when watching myself. When watching film on opponents I look at a lot of things as well first how good his technique is over all as a DB does he move and open his hips well, what hand does he like to shoot when in press, does he shoot the same hand every time, is he flat footed a lot, does he have trouble getting out of his stance, which way he’s more comfortable opening up to, any tips where he gives away what he is going to do. Film study to me is a big part of the game and something I take seriously.

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

I feel what separates me from the other prospects at this position is my love and passion for the game as well as my coach ability. I feel I’m a very coachable player and have a high football IQ so I can pick things up quickly make adjustments and will listen to anything a coach has to say to me and apply it quickly. I honestly feel like I can do this so well because I like to be coached I like finding different ways to improve my game finding things that will work, being told when I’m doing something wrong so I can fix it and become a better player I guess I’m somewhat of a perfectionist at times.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

My offseason plan to prepare is to train at House of Athlete in Weston, FL. It is a great facility owned my former All-Pro receiver Brandon Marshall. They have all equipment I could possibly need to prepare my body as well as Spectacular coaches and staff there with knowledge of everything every drill, every technique, every question I could be asked by scouts so I feel being here will have me extremely prepared for anything I will face professionally.

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

I feel on the field I would bring big plays as well as being open most of the time due to my ability to separate at the top of my routes I have great hands and can make all tough catches as well as being able to get off press efficiently with my quickness and hand techniques. I also feel like off the field I would be a player who the coaches don’t have to worry about because I feel I’m a pretty laid back person off the field so coaches wouldn’t have to worry about me getting into any trouble.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?

If you bring me onto your team and give me an opportunity you will have a player who loves the game and is willing to do whatever it takes to get any job I’m assigned done regardless of what it is whether it’s offensively or special teams wise. You will have a player who is willing to put his body on the line to make plays can separate and be open whenever needed and can make tough contested catches. You will get a player who will be consistent day in and day out will work hard and above all else wants to win whether it’s a game, a rep in practice, the weight room it doesn’t matter I’m a competitive person who wants to win in all aspects.