Name: Jordan Talley
School: Nicholls State
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
The goals I set for myself were to get all-conference, break the tight end touchdown record at Nicholls, win another conference championship and get to the national championship. I also wanted to really push myself during my last season of college ball, and grow as a football player. Out of these goals I accomplished All-Conference, I tied for the tight end touchdown record, and we won the conference championship.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My teammates and coaches would probably say that I loved my team and would do anything for the team to win. I definitely didn’t do things for myself, but rather for the team so I believe that they would all say that I constantly put my team first.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
When I study film on an opponent I break it down in different sections such as their tendencies, favorite pass and rush moves, different stances and where other players are lined up to see where they will go. Then through the week I’ll watch downs and distances and see what they run on certain downs and distances and how the guy I’ll go against plays.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
What separates me from other prospects in my position is I can adapt and change. I played tight end/fullback for really only 3 years in college because I came in as a defensive end. 2 of those 3 years I started and played against big power 5 schools and our conference opponents.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My offseason plans is to train with my trainer, Tommy Byers, and just get fast and strong and look to impress some scouts!
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
The strengths I would bring to a team is just my grittiness. I’ve had that attitude since I started playing and I think showing that lets people know it will not be a walk in the park when you have a team like that.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
All I need is one chance to put a helmet and pads on and run through someone’s face.