Najee Jackson: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Najee Jackson
School: Lindenwood
Position: WR/QB
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 205

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

First goals i set where team goals, win the conference championship and make a run in the playoffs which we accomplished as a team. Personal goals where to lead the conference in receptions and Yards. I accomplished the reception. Make all conference which was accomplished and become an all American.

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

My coaches and teammates would say I’m selfless, hard working, versatile, a leader and confident in all my abilities.

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

Studying film I’m looking at a few different things: First I’m seeing what type of defense I’m going against that week, then I’m studying fronts and coverages. I’m looking at weaknesses and tendencies of certain individuals. Determining what i think may work in the game coming up that week.

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

I’m very versatile being able to play Wr, Qb and special teams to help a team. I can play inside at slot or outside at the 1. My blocking separates me and also my ability to catch. I can catching in traffic and being able to take a hit and continue to fight for yards. Playing Quarterback my ability to read coverages and determining my match ups, my ability to go through my reads and taking what’s giving to me. My quick release also my accuracy and ability to use my legs to make it happen.

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

I’m training with my speed and pro day coach everyday but also working with a special coach who teaches the right way to play receiver, a-lot may know him as Coach Dubb the former Nebraska Wr coach.

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

Maturity is the first thing, i understand that I’m a pro now and must treat what I’m doing as such. I’ll bring hardwork, versatility, being able to use me in different positions and circumstances will help. Off the field i understand that giving back and being a role model in the community is important. The way i carry myself off the field is just as important cause now I’m a public figure being a professional athlete.

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

I’m a man that has been through a lot in my life, nothing was giving to me and everything I’ve accomplished I’ve worked for. I never gave up even when my back was against the wall. I carry my self as a professional on and off the field. I’m a player that takes coaching and also working hard to better myself and my teammates. My versatility helps teams because i can be used and play any position if needed. My mindset is what’s needed of me to do so i can make that 53 man roster. Any pro team that comes to get me won’t be disappointed. This is all I ever wanted.