Mitchell Jeter Interview

Mitchell Jeter – Defensive Tackle – Senior – The Citadel


Alex Khvatov:  What are your measurements (height, weight and forty time)?

Mitchell Jeter:  6’0, 298 and the last time I ran a 4.9.


Alex Khvatov:  Where are you currently training for the 2016 NFL Draft?

Mitchell Jeter:  At the Pro Performance in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.  I have been there since the all-star game.


Alex Khvatov:  What do you hope to show scouts at your Pro Day?

Mitchell Jeter:  My pro day is on March 31st.  I want to show that I can compete with everyone else.  I want to run a 4.8.  I am not as tall as some other guys, but I make up for it with my speed.  I want to make a name for myself.


Alex Khvatov:  How was your overall experience at the Tropic Bowl.

Mitchell Jeter:  It was a great experience to play with guys from Florida State, North Carolina and Georgia.  I felt like I did pretty good.  I was one of the better defensive linemen there.


Alex Khvatov:  What type of feedback did you receive from scouts at that all-star game?

Mitchell Jeter:  I talked to the scout from Kansas City a couple of times and the Patriots.  They gave out little handouts and asked about playing at the Tropic Bowl.


Alex Khvatov:  Why did you choose Citadel?

Mitchell Jeter:  On my visit, it felt more like home.  I was how close players were.  My NFL career has never been assured, but I knew that I could get a job coming out of the Citadel.


Alex Khvatov:  Describe your overall college career.

Mitchell Jeter:  Going into my junior year, we got a new coaching staff.  The   atmosphere changed.  We bonded more.  We were playing on the field like brothers.  My best season was definitely my senior year.  I ended up being a SoCon Defensive Player of the Year.  I had nine sacks, around 24 TFL’s and 50 tackles.


Alex Khvatov:  What was the biggest reason behind your breakout senior season?

Mitchell Jeter:  Just the defense as a whole, we had another year together.  We played more as a team.


Alex Khvatov:  What are your strengths?

Mitchell Jeter:  Great explosiveness, quickness and I am really strong.


Alex Khvatov:  What areas of your game are you trying to improve upon?

Mitchell Jeter:  Probably using my hands better coming off the ball.  My hands are not where they need to be.  I started doing boxing.  My DL coach at the Citadel still helps me.  We do a lot of fieldwork.  He introduced me to boxing.


Alex Khvatov:  What is the highlight of your career up to this point?

Mitchell Jeter:  Winning the Championship my senior year.  The first road playoff game when we played Coastal Carolina.  We were on defense.  Joe Crochet came around the corner and stripped the QB.  I scooped up the ball and ran for a couple of yards.  We kicked the field goal.  It was our first road playoff win in a long time.


Alex Khvatov:  What is your favorite NFL team?

Mitchell Jeter:  The Panthers.  I am from Rock Hill.


Alex Khvatov:  Who is your favorite NFL player?

Mitchell Jeter:  Definitely Ndamukong Suh.


Alex Khvatov:  What separates you from the other players at your position?

Mitchell Jeter:  My work effort.  I am a team player.  I will do anything for the team.


Alex Khvatov:  What is the most important trait for a DL?

Mitchell Jeter:  It is definitely explosiveness, getting of the ball and hand speed.


Alex Khvatov:  What players on your team should we keep an eye on next season?

Mitchell Jeter:  Joe Crochet.  He switches from DE and LB.  CB Dee Delaney and LB Tevin Floyd.


Alex Khvatov:  What do you enjoy most about football?

Mitchell Jeter:  Just the atmosphere of the game.


Alex Khvatov:  What are your hobbies?

Mitchell Jeter:  I do like to fish and work out.  I like to play with my dog.


Alex Khvatov:  What do you want to do with your life after your football career is over?

Mitchell Jeter:  I majored in sports management.  I want to open up my own gym.


Alex Khvatov:  Finish the sentence, Mitchell Jeter is….

Mitchell Jeter:  The next athlete who is trying to take it to the next level because I have the skill set to do it.


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