Meet 2023 NFL Draft Prospect Ja’Lon Freeman, DB, SE Oklahoma St.

Southeastern Oklahoma State University all-around defenseman Ja’Lon Freeman joined NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

  • Name: Ja’Lon Freeman
  • Position: DB (Nickel, S, CB)
  • College: Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  • Height: 5’9
  • Weight: 190
  • Twitter: @thatman_freeman
  • Instagram: @thats_jfree

What Makes You a Top Prospect for Your Position in the 2023 NFL Draft?

I have the killer mentality that equips me to overcome any adversity. I have elite speed. I feel comfortable in any man coverage situation. I’m constantly working to bring the ball back to our offense by any means necessary. I’m also a dominant and violent finisher in all aspects of the game.

At what age did you first become interested in football?

I got interested when I was 14 years old.

What should NFL teams know about you?

I am the ultimate competitor. I refuse to lose any competition (any/everything is a competition). I’m also a great team player. There are many plays I make by forcing the opponent away from their target. I don’t like being outworked. I’m a nuisance presence for crime. I play with an enormous passion. I pride myself on being trainable and unblockable in space.

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

I would love to contribute to high schools and colleges so kids don’t have to pay to play. Paying fees to gamble can prove stressful for the kids and their parents, often forcing them down the wrong path. I want to offer everyone the chance to grow into functioning adults.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

“Be comfortable with being uncomfortable”

Who was your childhood hero?

My martial arts teacher and my older brothers. Now it’s my mother.

Who is the most underrated teammate in your school locker room?

Keelan Chilton. Micah Rogers

What’s your biggest annoyance?

I can’t stand a liar. People lie when they have something to fear.

Overcoming adversity is what defines character. What was the most difficult moment in your life that you had to overcome?

I went to Cedar Hill High School, which is a football powerhouse under coach Joey McGuire. I was a late bloomer, so I didn’t play my first varsity game until my senior year. Our offense had at least 1 Power 5 recruit in each position. Among the 4-star recruits was a strong RB. I feel like our coaches would make me fill the hole against him every day in spring training. He always took me with him and everyone laughed every day. I was 163 pounds and he was 200+. One day I got tired of seeing myself on my back in the movies and decided I would never look like that again. The opportunity presented itself as always and I went in without fear this time. I put it up and everyone was a little quiet. The next time I put him down, my trainers cheered. Since then I have been working with the power of self-confidence and self-confidence.

Tell me about your school and why is it so special to you?

We have the best WRs and DBs because we push each other to the limit in training and our coaches allow us to be ourselves. Also, it’s really comforting that I was recruited to my dinner table by a coach who’s now in the NFL.

What’s your favorite snack?

Air Head Extremes or almost any kind of candy. I’m a sugar junkie.

What’s the best thing about soccer?

Dominating opponents physically and mentally is what I live for and that’s what this sport is about. I’m a warrior. i love to fight Every piece is a fight for respect. I also love making new contacts.

If you could sell yourself in one sentence, what would you say?

I’m a hardworking, passionate and fearless super competitor who doesn’t get blocked in space and makes the game more exciting.

If you could compare your game to any player in the NFL, who would it be?

Micah Hyde with more clout.

If you could have dinner with three people, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, Denzel Washington and Ed Reed. All of these people unintentionally breathed life into me, so I know I’ll leave dinner spiritually richer than I walked in. Ed Reed will have tips for me. Besides, it would be pretty fun and I know they have enough money to pay my bill.




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