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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jon Rhattigan, LB, Army West Point

Jon Rhattigan is an inside linebacker from Army West Point who plays with a chip on his shoulder. He recently sat down with Draft Diamonds.

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

  • Portillos or Lou Malnatis

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

  • Physicality

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money? 

  • Buy a Boat

What has been your biggest failure? 

  • Not starting until my senior year

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • Passion

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • Jordan Blackman

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Jonny Nation

What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job? 

  • Geography major. Dream job to work for National Geographic doing anything all over the world

What is your coolest life moment? 

  • Shutting out Navy at home this past season

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

  • The Stroke – Billy Squier

If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking? 

  • Gerard Butler

Who is your favorite football team? 

  • Steelers

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

  • Caution: If sleeping, do not awake

What is your biggest fear? 

  • Trash in the ocean

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

  • Rob Spillane

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

  • Hot tub, Stretch in the pool, Pre-game music

Do you have any hobbies? 

  • Anything outdoors: Biking, Kayaking, Snowboarding, Hiking

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be? 

  • Cole Holcomb

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

  • My older brothers because they taught me about hard work and what it takes to do well on the football field

What motivates you to work hard?

  • My family

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