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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Ryan Skibinski, WR, University of Dayton

Ryan Skibinski the big time WR from University of Dayton recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds very own Jonathan Joyce.

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • Ryan Skibinski
  • University of Dayton
  • WR
  • 5’11”
  • 179lbs.
  • Hometown: Geneva, IL
  • Twitter: @ryanjski

2018 Statistics:
  • GP: 11
  • Receptions: 33
  • Receiving Yards: 497
  • Yards/Reception: 15.06
  • TDs: 5
  • Kick Returns: 9
  • Kick Returns Yards: 192
  • Yards/KR: 21.33
via @CoachAAracri (Twitter)

As an athlete, what is your motivation?

My main motivation is my family because they have helped me get to where I am today. They have been nothing but supportive over the years, so I play through them. Becoming the best player I can be is my other motivation. I came to play college football because I knew I could improve my skills. I want to reach my full potential, and that has been my goal and motivation throughout college.

What defines success for you?

For me, winning football games is what defines success. As long as I am contributing as much as I can to helping our team win, then I would say that is success. Giving my best effort every time I take the field will help give our team a better chance to be successful.

via @DaytonFootball (Twitter)

What would your teammates say about the type of player and man you are?

My teammates would say I am a very hard worker. Whether it is academically or playing football, I always give my best effort. In our lifting and running workouts, there’s not a day where I won’t push myself. They would also say I am dedicated to the program and well disciplined.

Who is the toughest player you’ve competed against during your collegiate career?

Mike Ford (SEMO) and Jamal Agnew (San Diego) are both current NFL players who I have competed against. They both play cornerback for the Detroit Lions.

Who is the best player in the NFL?

Antonio Brown.

What is your team of choice on Madden, why?

Saints because of their offense. Drew Brees, Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara are difficult to beat.

Failure is inevitable in life. How do you handle situations that don’t go in your favor?

It’s all about how you respond to your failures. You have to push through and have a positive attitude. Continue to work hard and have faith that it will turn out in your favor. You must have perseverance, and you must learn from your mistakes to become successful.

Is there a current/former NFL player that you model your game after?

Julian Edelman. He is a competitive player who always gives max effort. He is a versatile, shifty player who can make a play at any moment in the game. I enjoy watching him run routes and shake defenders.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, living or deceased, who would it be and why?

Michael Jordan. I am a Chicago Bulls fan and he was the most dominant and iconic player in all sports.

In 15 words or less, why should an NFL team invest in you?

I am a versatile, athletic, hard-working, dedicated, experienced player who is willing to improve

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