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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ricky Wyatt, LB, University of Central Arkansas

Central Arkansas linebacker Ricky Wyatt may be small but his heart is huge

Central Arkansas linebacker Ricky Wyatt may be small but his heart is huge

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?

Ricky Wyatt Jr.

What is your Height/Weight?

5″11 230 lbs

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

University of Central Arkansas

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

Read to kids at local elementary schools and enjoyed recess with them.

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

World Literature 2 was difficult for me.

Where are you from?

Monroe, Louisiana

Who is your role model, and why?

My parents and High School and college coaches, taught me the lesson of working hard for what I want and nothing worthwhile comes easy.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Played basketball and baseball growing up.

Did you play any other positions in football?

Played running back also.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I believe my read and reaction separates me from others,and playing downhill.

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

Favorite plays (run wise first than pass), Favorite formations, and tendencies.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Kade Harrington ,Running back from Lamar University

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

My grandpa’s death in junior high ,I always play in remembrance of him because he has never had the chance to see me play football because of sickness conditions.

centDo you have any pre-game rituals?

Going to the end zone after warm ups and pray under the goal post.

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

Me being undersized but I don’t let that get to me because my heart outweighs my height.

What is your biggest strength?

My leadership

What is your biggest weakness?

Time management

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

“Do you want a dedicated, hard worker who will get the job done”.

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

Ray Lewis, The Baltimore Ravens

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

Ray Lewis, Mike Singletary, and Lawrence Taylor

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Get my family a new house and give back to the community

Rapid Answers:

  • Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
  • Backstreet Boys or One Direction?
  • Lifetime Channel or HGTV?
  • Waffles or Pancakes?
  • Snakes or Spiders?
  • Madden or Mario?

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

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