Scott Porter: What do you feel are your biggest strengths?
Jarred Fayson: I feel that I have very good strength, and combine that with my ability to catch the ball in traffic. I feel I run well and have excellent speed.
Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Jarred Fayson: Well personally I just want to come in and help a team in whatever way I can. I will do whatever is asked and expected out of me. I just want to make the play when my number is called upon.
Scott Porter: Is there an NFL player that reminds you of yourself or that you model your game after?
Jarred Fayson: I would have to say Brandon Marshall of the Miami Dolphins.We have similar qualities.
Scott Porter: What do you feel is your biggest football accomplishment?
Jarred Fayson: I think being able to play Division 1 football is a major accomplishment in itself. I would also say winning the National Championship my Freshmen season while I was at Florida was a great team accomplishment that I was a part of. I would also include our bowl victory this year. Beating Baylor in our bowl game in my very last collegiate game was something I will always remember.
Scott Porter: What type of a person is an NFL team getting in Jarred Fayson?
Jarred Fayson: They will be getting a well- rounded individual. They will be getting a respectful person with high character. I take this profession very serious. They will be getting a guy who works day in and day out on getting better. I will help a team in whatever way they need me. Whatever they ask me to do, I will do it.
Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence throughout your college career?
Jarred Fayson: I would say my older brother who is now deceased. He has been a big influence to me. My mother has also been a big influence for me as well as my good friend who now plays for the Bengals in Andre Caldwell.
Scott Porter: What are your hobbies off the field?
Jarred Fayson: I like to fish, paintball, and play video games. I also like to shop.
Scott Porter: What will you miss most about playing college football?
Jarred Fayson: I guess the one of the biggest things I will miss is the camaraderie with my teammates in the locker room. I transferred from Florida to Illinois and I know in the NFL you won’t have that choice of what situation you go into and what team you play for. It is an entire different business. I will really miss the guys I have played with the last four years.
Scott Porter: What do you feel will be the toughest transition from the college to the pro level?
Jarred Fayson: I know the speed will change but I think learning how to play at such a high level that all these veterans are playing at. I will have to pick up on that very quickly because you are on a new level now. You are playing with professionals now and have to learn very quickly to match their level. I guess in all I would say the preparation that goes with the NFL will be the biggest difference. I don’t have to go to class or write papers anymore this will be my job.
Scott Porter: What will you be doing from now until draft time to prepare yourself for the NFL?
Jarred Fayson: Right now I am working out two times a day, six days a week. I am working hard with my trainer to prepare myself in the best way possible for the NFL. I am working on polishing up my game and running routes and just working to become a better all-around player for the next level. I am training in Tampa with Josh Cooper speed and strength training.