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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ricki Delo Santos, TE, North Greenville University

Ricky Delo Santos is a strong handed tight end with great ball skills

Ricki Delo Santos is a strong handed tight end with great ball skills

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?

Ricki Delo Santos

What is your Height/Weight?

6’4 240

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

North Greenville University

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

Coolest thing i did speak to some middle school students and speaking about my experiences in life

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

Old Testament

Where are you from?

I’m from the Bronx, New York

Who is your role model, and why?

Bryan Johnson, cool, calm collective guy and seeing him achieve his NFL dream makes me want to achieve my own

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I playedBbasketball and Baseball

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played DE in H.S

At your position, what separates you from others?

Being able to run block and to also be used in the backfield and flexed out at WR.

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

I look for tendencies of LB’s and DE’s

Delos_SantosWho was the toughest player you ever faced?

It would have to be Bryan Johnson.

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

Something like Greg Olsen or Travis Kelce where I can line up anywhere and still produce.

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

Would be commuting 3hrs to and from school every day and balance school football and work.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I just pray and try to stay loose with music and playing catch

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

Being considered and underdog and just being overlooked.

What is your biggest strength?

Good hands, physical and productive

What is your biggest weakness?

Making opponents miss in 1 on 1 situations, accelerating feet after contact.

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

I would say that I am a consistent hard worker dedicated and willing to do any and everything that is needed for me to step on the field and to be given the opportunity to showcase my skills.

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

Brandon Marshall.

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

It would be my mother and siblings

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I would buy my Mother a home.

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