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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ryan Burbrink, WR, Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green wide out Ryan Burbrink is a solid wide out with great route running abilities

Bowling Green wide out Ryan Burbrink is a solid wide out with great route running abilities

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What is your name?

Ryan Burbrink

What is your Height/Weight?

5’8 183 pounds

What is your position?

Wide Receiver/Punt Returner

Where do you play college football?

Bowling Green State University

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

The coolest thing I have done off the field would be being a football student coach at bowling green high school and helping those high school players become better football players on the field and better men off the field.

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

Hardest class I had to take in college was biology.

Where are you from?

I am from Shady Side, Maryland.

Who is your role model, and why?

I don’t really have a roll model I was always taught to always work hard and that if I’m going to do something I must do it all the way.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played baseball and basketball also growing up.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played running back and defensive end in youth league and high school I also played defensive back.

At your position, what separates you from others?

The thing that separates me from other is my knowledge of the game and being able to understand and read defenses knowing where safeties and corners are going to be. Also my route running separates me from most because being able to separate from defenders is important and also catching the football and being able to make plays with the football in my hands.

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

When I’m breaking down I’m looking for little keys that tip off the defense or does a safety corner or linebacker top off different coverages. Also I look for weaknesses and how well the defenders are able to move against different types of routes and releases.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

The toughest player I ever faced was Matt Elam my freshmen year in the swamp.

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

I would compare my self to Julian Edelman because on the field we do very similar things and have the same build and also I like to compare my punt return skills to his also.

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

The biggest obstacle in my life was going to college as a preferred walk on and proving to the coaches and everybody that I could play at a division 1 level and I had confident in my ability that all I needed was an opportunity and Bowling Green gave that to me.


Bowling Green State University has a stud wide out in Ryan Burbrink

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is the knowledge of the game wanting to know everything that I can.

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is overthinking and spending too much time on the small things.

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

I have loved this game since I was 3 years old and I have never looked back on the game of football since I was 3 years old. I grew up wanting to be Marshall Faulk not just for the football player that he is but also the hard worker that he is. I have over achieved on every level that I have been to. When it comes to an opportunity like this all I need is a chance because I have proven that my whole life. Being short and playing football has presented adversity but I have loved to be able to prove people wrong. Coming from Dematha catholic high school a powerhouse in Maryland no one thought I’d be able to play there and I became a 3 year starter on varsity and two time all conference player. Everyone told me that I could not play division one football. I walked on earned a scholarship and not only did that but was a 4 year starter becoming a 3 time all conference performer. I have hit obstacles my whole life in the game a football and all I ask for is a chance because every time I’ve been given a chance I have took it and ran with it and it would be no different here.

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

My favorite player growing up was Marshall Faulk.

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

The three people I would have dinner with would be Wes Welker, Allen Iverson and Will Ferrell.

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

The first item I will buy is a Cadillac. I have always dreamed of having a Cadillac

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi?
  • Pizza or Burgers?
  • Dogs or Cats?

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