Scott Porter: What type of person is an NFL team getting in Jordan Bernstine?
Jordan Bernstine: Whatever team I end up on is getting a guy who will put in the hard work and do whatever is needed and expected of him to help a team. They will be getting a guy who is a good teammate and adds good chemistry to a team. They will also get a guy who will help others around him when others are down. I feel I can step into a leadership role and get the job done.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest strengths?
Jordan Bernstine: I am a very good teammate on and off the field. I bring good physicality from the safety position. I love to hit and tackle. I like to stick my nose in there and deliver a big hit. I have a great knowledge of the game and I have very good speed and range.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest accomplishments?
Jordan Bernstine: Team wise one of the biggest accomplishments while I was at Iowa was when we won the Orange Bowl against Georgia Tech. That was a great win for the program in a BCS matchup. It was fun being a part of that. Making it to college and getting my degree was a huge individual accomplishment for me. Not many people in my family go the opportunity to go to college and graduate with a degree. Earning a special teams spot as a freshman and starting as a senior and having good ending to my career I would say was an accomplishment also.
Scott Porter. What are your goals for the NFL?
Jordan Bernstine: First my goal is to make an NFL roster. From there I want to help a team in anyway that I can. That could be playing on special teams or a starting role or possibly playing in the nickel or dime. After that my goal is to have a long successful NFL career.
Scott Porter: Is there a player in the NFL that you like to watch and model your game after?
Jordan Bernstine: My favorite player is former Iowa safety Bob Sanders. He is a great guy off and on the field. I love watching him play as he plays very hard every snap. He is a hard worker and a big hitter and his presence is felt throughout the game. He has been very important in his teams winning success. I like the way he plays and I like to pick up stuff from him.
Scott Porter: What are you doing this off-season to prepare yourself for the NFL?
Jordan Bernstine: I am working with Andy McCloy and Body Creations right now in Huntsville, Alabama. It has been an all around great experience for me being here. Andy is a great trainer he has made me aware of so much knowledge that I was never aware of until I met him. He is helping me with my strengths and weaknesses. I was in the inaugural NFL PA game this year which was a great experience for me. I was able to meet and work with former NFL S’s like Robert Griffith and Martin Bayless. They were great guys and I learned a lot from those two.
Scott Porter: What hobbies do you have off the field?
Jordan Bernstine: I like to play call of duty when I can. I am big PS3 guy. I played that a lot. I like to go bowling and relax. Honestly, I am always so busy with football things that when I have some free time I just like to relax and take away some of the stress.
Scott Porter: What do you feel will be the toughest adjustment from the college level to the NFL level?
Jordan Bernstine: I think being in the secondary one of the biggest adjustments will be that you can’t touch NFL receivers after 5 yards in the NFL. There is no contact and that will have to be something I have to get use to. The competition will be much better as it is the best of the best. The speed of the game is much different too, but I am ready to step up to the challenge.
Scott Porter: What are you looking forward to the most about your opportunity in the NFL?
Jordan Bernstine: I am looking forward to being able to have the opportunity to live out a life long dream I have had since Pop Warner football. I have always been looking forward to this moment all of my life. It is a dream come true and I want to take advantage of the opportunity when it comes.