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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Antonio Pipkin, QB, Tiffin University


Antonio Pipkin will surprise some people at the Reese’s Senior Bowl

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? 

Antonio Pipkin

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’3 225lbs

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

Tiffin University

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

Dragon Buddy Program, joining many local families who have a child of disability or mental disorder become a part of the team and bring the best days of my life doing so

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

Latin American History

Where are you from? 

Gary, Indiana

Who is your role model, and why? 

Mom, that woman does absolutely everything for everybody else and is the strongest person I know

Did you play any other sports growing up?

 Basketball and Baseball

Did you play any other positions in football? 


At your position, what separates you from others? 

Work ethic in the film room and understanding defenses. Taking pride in being a student of the game

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

Tendencies, coverage, signals, player body language, who plays hard, defensive effort, etc.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Matt Judon

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

Russell Wilson, he is an athletic guy that takes pride in being a true quarterback and not relying on athletic ability. Leadership skills are above average

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

High school family issue, put my all into my college education and football and trust God’s Plan

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 


What is your biggest strength? 


What is your biggest weakness? 

Stay vertical when running

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

Anything that needs to be done will be done and completed the right way, I bust my tail, am a leader, great teammate and competitor

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

Peyton Manning, he was just phenomenal as a Colt and hearing of how much he studied the game to be great was amazing

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

 Lebron James, Peyton Manning, Muhammad Ali

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

Mom’s house

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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 [email protected]

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