Ronald Jones II will be calling a new place home once the weekend is over. Jones has had an outstanding career at USC, rushing for 3,619 yards and 39 touchdowns in his 3 years with the Trojans. We got the chance to interview Ronald Jones II as he was in Dallas, Texas with Panini America, the official card of the NFL and the NFLPA, signing cards for his upcoming NFL trading card. We asked him about his draft process, time at USC, and Whataburger. Yes Whataburger.
CC: Take us through your draft process. How has that been like for you? We can only imagine it’s been a pretty busy one.
RJII: Yeah it has. I visited with about 8 teams for workouts. Then had my pro-day, so it’s been a pretty busy schedule.
CC: We saw that Sam Darnold flew back from Cleveland to throw for you during your pro-day. What did that mean to you to have him take an early flight to work with you at your pro-day?
RJII: It was great to have him out there. I actually asked him if he could throw for me at my pro day and he came through. Sam is a great guy and glad he could be there.
CC: You had an outstanding career during your three years at USC. Is there one moment as a Trojan that you enjoyed the most?
RJII: Definitely would have to be winning the Rose Bowl. That was a special moment to play in it and win with my brothers. Very special moment to have with them.
CC: Will you be in Arlington attending the draft or will you be watching at home with family and friends?
RJII: I’ll be at a restaurant in my hometown with family and friends watching the draft. Want to share that moment with them.
CC: Now we know you’re a Whataburger person and you’ve talked up Whataburger a lot. Do you think it’s time for them to put a Whataburger in California? There’s an In n Out in Texas, so why not a Whataburger in California?
RJII: (Laughs) Yeah definitely. They definitely do need one out there. If they put a Whataburger in California, it would top any top burger chain they have out there.
We want to thank Ronald Jones II for taking the time to interview with us and thank Panini American for making it happen. Make sure you check out Jones’s first ever NFL trading card within hours of him getting drafted on iCollectPanini.com