Scott Porter: What do you feel are your biggest strengths?
Jeremiah Hunter: I would have to say my ability to learn and get off blocks. I am very good at shedding blocks, and I am very good tackler. I do not miss many tackles and I feel I am solid in pass coverage. I also feel I can line up as an edge rusher and be significant in getting to the QB.
Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Jeremiah Hunter: I just want to go in and become a successful starter in the NFL and then set more goals for myself once I reach that point.
Scott Porter: Is there a player in the NFL that reminds you of yourself or that you people compare you to?
Jeremiah Hunter: There really isn’t anyone inparticular that matches me completely. At Iowa I played on a basic defense. I have watched a lot of former NFL players Lawrence Taylor and Chris Doleman and I feel like I can line up on the edge and play LB in a similar way that those two did. I liked how they came off the edge and rushed the passer and helped in run support.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest football accomplishments?
Jeremiah Hunter: I would have to say winning the Orange Bowl my Junior season against Georgia Tech, and being named to the All Big 10 team. You always want to play your best when the big game is on the line, and you always take pride in those big games. That was a huge win for us and our fans at Iowa. Being named All Big 10 was a very nice reward. You always work hard and strive to be named to those all conference teams.
Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence throughout your college career?
Jeremiah Hunter: Easily my dad. My dad has always been my biggest critic. I hear from my coaches after the game what I did wrong and how I can improve then I go home and hear it from my dad as well. He’s always coaching me and trying to help me be the best player I can be.
Scott Porter: What do you feel will be the toughest transition from the college level to the NFL level?
Jeremiah Hunter: I think the toughest adjustment will be from a mental standpoint. I don’t think it will be as tough physically because in time you will get use to the speed and physical style that the NFL presents, but mentally you will always have to adjust and prepare for in a different way week in and week out. You will have to mentally prepare for each individual team in a different way, studying film, breaking down different offenses and different styles of players each week.
Scott Porter: What are your hobbies off the field?
Jeremiah Hunter: Right now I really am doing nothing away from football as I prepare for the NFL. I am training hard and eating right. I am just trying to relax when I have any free time by watching movies just to keep my mind right. I am a home body.
Scott Porter: What type of defense do you feel you fit best in? Do you feel you can play in a 3-4 or 4-3 Defense?
Jeremiah Hunter: I think I can fit into both really. I feel I can come odd the edge in a 3-4 and be successful. Outside linebacker is outside linebacker and I feel I can play well in both systems in the NFL. IN a 4-3 you’re just doing more in pass coverage whereas in a 3-4 you are rushing the QB more. I feel I do well in both aspects so whatever team drafts me I will fit in nicely.
Scott Porter: What do you feel is the toughest part about playing LB?
Jeremiah Hunter: I think as a LB you have to do more than any other position on defense. You have to be able to help out in run and pass support and reach and react to whatever the offense is doing. You have to be depended on to come up and smack an OL. I always feel the LB position is the most athletic position on the team because you have to be so versatile.