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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Deandre Riddick, WR/KR, Kentucky Christian University

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KCU wide out/kick returner Deandre Riddick is a ball of explosiveness and fire. He is a good football player

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name? 

Deandre Riddick

What is your Height/Weight?

5/9   185 

What is your position? 

WR/KR

Where do you play college football? 

Kentucky Christian University

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field? 

The coolest thing that I’ve done was after every game I will sign my game gloves and under shirts and pass them out to the kids. I also have given a pair of game gloves to one of a shrine kid, who couldn’t walk. I love to give back to the kids it’s nothing like seeing them smile from ear to ear

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

The hardest class I had to take was a Management class

Where are you from? 

I’m from Memphis, Tennessee

Who is your role model, and why? 

My role model is Floyd Mayweather because he is just a winner

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I ran track and also played basketball

Did you play any other positions in football? 

DB

At your position, what separates you from others? 

The way I can give myself a lot of space at the top of my routes

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

What I look for in breaking down film is the weaknesses of the player I will be facing.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

The DB from Duquesne

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why? 

I would compare my play to a good friend, Cordarrelle Patterson. He is an elusive kick returner and hits small holes to break free.  I compare myselft to DeAndre Hopkins because of his route running and ability to find a hole in the secondary.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

It probably is being a single parent. I just had to keep my eye on the prize.

kcu 1Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Single parent just kept my eye on the prize

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

I just look at film

What is your biggest strength? 

Mt biggest strength is getting open

What is your biggest weakness? 

Biggest weakness is the deep ball

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say? 

If I was a GM I would let you know that I’m a hard worker. I would give you all that I can give you out on the field, and I would Thank You for the chance to sit down and talk.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up? 

My favorite player was Jerry Rice and my team is the Tennessee Titans

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose? 

Jerry Jones, Rex Ryan and Ray Lewis

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I would get a house for my Mom

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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