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A chat with Oklahoma CB Jamell Fleming

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MOBILE, Ala. -- The most enjoyable conversation I had with a player at the Senior Bowl was with Oklahoma cornerback Jamell Fleming.

He's a high-energy young man, with a genuine enthusiasm for everything. Interestingly, he's represented by Earl Bennett's agent, and the topic of skinny jeans came up. Needless to say, Fleming isn't a fan -- of skinny jeans, that is.

And yes, he did speak to the Bears while he was in Mobile.

Here's my chat with him.

Q: How has this week been for you here in Mobile?
A: It's been a great experience. It's fun and different. I'm just trying to soak it in. you only get one shot to do this. So I'm just thankful that I have this opportunity.

Q: What are you selling to the NFL personnel?
A: I'm a talented athlete, who can do anything that you ask me to do. I'm physical. I make plays in the run games.

Q: So you pride yourself on your versatility?
A: Yes sir. I like to be well rounded; not a lot of guys can be. It's more difficult on you. You're not the biggest guy on the field. But you have to be aggressive and make pays.

Q: Do you think you could help the Bears defense?
A: They're getting up in age. They got a great defense, of course. But I don't watch too much of the Bears. I grew up in Arlington [Texas], so I watched the Cowboys a lot. But I wouldn't say I was a diehard Cowboys fan.

Q: What was the highlight of your college career?
A: I would say stripping the ball at Texas, and returning that for a touchdown. I had never experienced that. Just taking the ball from someone and scoring.

Q: Who is your agent?
A: C.J. LaBoy of Octagon.

Q: What will you work on before the Combine?
A: Work on my feet. And just getting back to healthy. OU, I had been there five years. And we work hard, every day, day in and day out.

Q: What are you hoping to run in the 40?
A: Me personally, I want to run a 4.3. I know I can. It's about technique. Get a good start. I can drive, and pick up my knees.

Q: Tell me something fun about yourself?
A: I got a lot of swag. I like different stuff. But I don't wear no skinny jeans, though. I think I'm too muscular for skinny jeans.

But I got an airbrushed backpack. It's got my Twitter name on it [@JamellFleming]

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Good luck to Jamelle in the NFL, he is a great young man.

good luck jamell. i know you can do it. i have watched you now for what 3 years. i know you will go far. show them what you have that all of us know you have

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