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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Ryan McIntyre, DB, Tusculum University

Ryan McIntyre the special team ace from Tusculum University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Ryan McIntyre the special team ace from Tusculum University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Ryan McIntyre
  • Position: Safety/Special teamer
  • College: Tusculum University
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 195
  • Twitter: RyanIntyre
  • Instagram: ryannnn.mac

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2022 NFL Draft?

My relentlessness and work ethic. My speed and strength is what sets me apart. My motor never stops running. I can run through guys or run around them.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

I started a passion for football at age 7 when i started playing in pee wee.

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

I’m just a guy that can get the job done. I play with a chip on my shoulder. I’m a playmaker with speed. I’m the type of guy you take to war with.

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

I would donate to cancer. It just takes so many lives. It’s extremely unfortunate. That’s where i would donate it to.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Control the controllabes. Meaning control what you can control and leave the rest up to God.

Who was your childhood hero?

My father he is a real stand up guy! Always been in my life leading me every step of the way

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

That’s a tough one everyone really clicked. Everyone just wanted everyone to win

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What is your biggest pet peeve?

Someone saying they are going to do something and not doing what they say their going to do.

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

When I had to take some time away from football. It made me really miss and cherish the game. I had to watch from the outside in until I was put in a position again to play the game I love.

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

Having took some time off from football Tusculum welcomed me with open arms. Felt like a family, faculty and athletics.

What is your favorite snack food?

Definitely Lays ruffle chips. I’ll eat the whole bag without realizing it. It’s my guilty pleasure.

What is the best part of football?

Flying around hearing pads pop with your brothers. Going to war and being physical.

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

Speed kills, I’m fast, strong and aggressive and a guy that comes down the field with horrible intentions.

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

I believe I’m a Telvin Smith kind of guy just a straight baller!

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Bill Belichick, Matthew Slater, Telvin Smith. I would love to sit and talk with Belichick to pick his brain a little. He has and eye for talent and knows how to develop athletes. I’m pretty sure I could convince him for a workout. Matthew Slater because he’s in a position I envision myself in the future. He’s a special teamer who is just a baller and I want to learn from him. Telvin Smith simply because he’s just my favorite player and his energy was contagious, I would love a dinner with him.

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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