Scott Porter: What was your overall experience like at Jacksonville State?
Dawson Wells: It was a life changing experience, It was some of the best 3 years of my life. I learned a lot on the field and off the field during my time there. The football program is high class and the campus life is one of the friendliest.
Scott Porter: What would you say your biggest football strengths are?
Dawson Wells: Speed. I’m Versatile. Good Instincts. Quickness. Play recognition. Being the leader.
Scott Porter: You have trained with C.J. Bailey this off-season, what has that experience been like for you?
Dawson Wells: It has been a great experience; C.J. has been helping through every step of this whole process. He does everything he can to help other people before himself. That’s what makes him great. But he is definitely getting me prepared for everything that I will have to do in this process so nothing will come as a surprise. I train with C.J. about 6 hours a day, 6 days a week and he makes sure I become better player and also a better professional of the game.
Scott Porter: What type of person is an NFL team getting in Dawson Wells?
Dawson Wells: The team is going to get a leader who comes to practice everyday trying to do anything to make the team the best it can be. They are going to get a playmaker that can change the game on any play and give all my effort every play. They are going to get an inside linebacker who can bring a whole defense to play together as a team every play.
Scott Porter: What has been the biggest challenge when it comes to playing the game of football?
Dawson Wells: The most challenging part for me is the off season hard work. And preparing and getting to know a different team every week of the season.
Scott Porter: What are you looking forward to the most about your opportunity in the NFL?
Dawson Wells: Being able to continue playing football and getting paid to do something I enjoy. Getting to play on TV every game and play the best football atmosphere there is.
Getting out on the field and competing with the best is also a lot to look forward to. Just the overall experience will be a dream come true.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest football accomplishments?
Dawson Wells: 2011 All-State in high school at Ocean Springs High School
2015 1st team All-Conference (OVC) at Jacksonville State
2014 Jacksonville State Iron Man award
3 time defensive player of the week in the OVC
Scott Porter: What do you enjoy doing away from football?
Dawson Wells: Living on the gulf coast I like to fish and go out on the boat. And I also enjoy playing other sports. Or any kind of competitive game.