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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Scott Orndoff, TE, University of Pittsburgh

Scott Orndoff is one of the most underrated prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft

NFL Draft Diamonds website has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible player. We hope to bring you more than 500 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 our next prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Scott Orndoff

What is your Height/Weight?

6’5 255

What is your position?

Tight End

Where do you play college football?

University of Pittsburgh

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

Visiting the Shriners’ Children Hospital in Tampa for the East-West Shrine Game 

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

Psychology and the Law

Where are you from?

Waynesburg, PA

Who is your role model, and why?

My father. He introduced me to the game of football and he always has supported me with everything on and off the field.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball, Wrestling, Basketball Track and Field

Did you play any other positions in football?

WR, LB, DE and QB in high school

At your position, what separates you from others?

Blocking ability and speed for my size

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

Pre-snap body language that tips what opponents are about to do.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Christian Wilkins, Clemson

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

Brent Celek

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

Knee Injury freshman year. Staying positive and trying to just improve day by day.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?


Pitt tight end Scott Orndoff

What is your biggest strength?

Speed for my size 

What is your biggest weakness?

Run blocking footwork

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

I’m experienced in passing and run blocking, and I’ll be reliable in getting my job done.

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

Hines Ward, Steelers

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

Major Dick Winters, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln

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


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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