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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ricky Green, CB, Missouri Southern State University


Ricky Green of Missouri Southern State is a playmaker.  I love the way he plays

Ricky Green of Missouri Southern State is a playmaker. I love the way he plays

NFL Draft Diamonds has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 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 to the right.  Now let’s meet the prospect!!!!

What is your name?  

Ricky Green

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11 185

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Missouri Southern State University

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

The coolest thing I have done was the food can drive for the homeless for the holidays.

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

Business Statistics

Where are you from?

I am from Mayersville, MS

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model was Deion Sanders because he never seems down on the field and he played with a lot of confidence, plus he is a great guy overall.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball for a couple years.

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

What separates me from other players is my confidence on the field, and I have a nose for the ball love to hit.

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

First, I look at the offense formations. Then, I look at how the Wide outs come off the ball to see if they are being lazy when the ball isn’t coming their way. Because a lot of times a Wide out do not want to block.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Donald Gray JR

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

Aqib Talib because he a small frame guy but he loves to make tackles and has great ball skills.

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

When my grandmother passed away. I had to just pray and stay strong because I know it will make her happy.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I just call my mother before every game. Her voice gives me every reason to play my best.

What is your biggest strength?  

Ball skills

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

Take me you won’t regret it.

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

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos

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

My Mom, Michelle Obama, Bill Gates

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

I would buy my mother her dream home

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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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