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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jordan Ratliffe, RB, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

UWW running back Jordan Ratliffe was a very solid player dominating his conference. He has the NFL traits to be a good back in the upcoming Draft

UWW running back Jordan Ratliffe was a very solid player dominating his conference. He has the NFL traits to be a good back in the upcoming Draft

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? 

Jordan Ratliffe

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’11/215lbs

What is your position? 

Running back

Where do you play college football? 

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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

The coolest thing I’ve done off the field is helping coach kids during a football camp. Teaching them different things about the game of football. It feels good to help the kids and see them doing something they love.

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

The hardest class I’ve taken Physiology of Exercise

Where are you from?

 Milwaukee, WI

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model is my mom. She has raised me by herself and goes above and beyond to make sure I’m okay. She motivates me to continue to work hard at everything I do.  

JordanDid you play any other sports growing up? 

I played basketball, baseball and ran track.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I played Quarterback, wide receiver, safety, and linebacker in high school.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I feel what separates me is I’m a hard guy to bring down and I’m an aggressive runner.

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

When breaking down film I look for players’ tendencies and try to find where a team’s weakness is.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

The toughest player I have ever faced was a linebacker from Morningside College.

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

I feel my game can be compared to David Johnson or Marshawn Lynch. Those two have great balance and know how to extend drives breaking tackles and getting those tough yards.

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

I will give my all each and everyday like its my last because you never know when football will end.

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

My favorite team growing up and still my favorite team are the Packers. 

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

 My great Grandmother, my Grandfather and my Grandma.

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

I would buy my mom a car.

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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