Jahlil Mathis-Ellis: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Jahlil Mathis-Ellis
School: Texas Southern
Position: Guard/Center/Tackle
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 310

Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?

To be one one of the best linemen in the SWAC and contribute to my team in any way that could benefit my brothers.

Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?

Calm, Versatile, and Consistent.

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

I already started training, and I will continue to work on my quickness, speed, and strength.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?

When watching film, I look for my opponent’s different tendencies and tells that indicate which way the player is going to go, and the different moves they like to use.

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

Being versatile and being able to play at a high level when I’m asked to play any position on the Offensive Line. I feel like my versatility and knowledge of each position on the Offensive Line gives me a bit of an edge over others.

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

On and off the field, I would bring a great leader to a team and a guy that has a love and passion for the game of football.

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

My final pitch for the NFL is that I am a player that truly loves the game and I would be willing to do whatever it takes to make a positive impact on any team.

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