Ja’Quez Bowser: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Ja’Quez Bowser
School: Faulkner
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 180

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

Some of my goals heading into my final collegiate season were to first win conference and win the National Championship in Daytona, Florida. Some personal goals were to be an All-American and lead the nation in interceptions. I didn’t reach any of my goals, so it makes me hungrier during the off-season.

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

Intelligent, Twitchy, and Enjoyable.

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

I will train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities extremely hard. First, I must find a great facility with educated trainers that will put me in a position to have the best pro-day results I can I have. I will do whatever it takes to get great results.

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

When I am studying film, I look at the personnel and formations first. What passing concepts does the offensive coordinator call out of certain formations. After that, I look at down and distance. What are the offensive coordinators go-to plays in certain formations. After I have a feel for the offense, I will study the players specifically. Does the quarterback give away any pre-snap signals? Does the quarterback stare down receivers, or does he go through his progressions? Will the quarterback look off players? Does he have a strong arm? Where does he place the ball on fade routes? Then I study the receivers. What type of releases at the line do they use? Are they good with their hands? Do they speed release? Do they stutter release? Are the receivers fast? Can they jump? Are they good route runners? Do they like to block? I love to break down film, so I try to study every little detail.

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

What separates me from the other players at my position is intelligence. Some players only play one position on the field. I played cornerback, star/nickel, and a little safety this season, so I know what everyone’s responsibilities are. It lets me know where my help is or if I don’t have any help on certain calls. I also put my teammates in position to make plays. My work ethic separates me also. Most of my peers my age don’t enjoy breaking down film. It’s more than watching film and they see that as a chore and not a cheat sheet for gameday.

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

Strengths and abilities that will stand-out on the field is my overall passion, love, and energy I have for football. I don’t party or go out, so practice and game day is my party. I also have an old soul, so it comes easy for me to lead and bring my teammates to one common goal, and that is to Win! Strengths and abilities that will stand-out off the field is my character and respect I have for others. I treat everyone with respect and demand the same thing. I love to motivate others to be their best, especially the youth. It comes easy for me to motivate others, so that’s what I focus on.

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

My final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts is “please give me an opportunity to showcase my talents to you, I just need an opportunity to show you what I can bring to your organization”. I will bring more than physical abilities to your organization. I will bring leadership to do the right things off the field and be coachable on the field. I will bring humility and honor the organization to the upmost respect. I come to your organization to learn how to be a pro, grow as a man, do what I love at the highest level, and Win.

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