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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Skyler Suggs, DE, Lindenwood University

Skyler Suggs of Lindenwood makes his presence be felt off the edge.  The kid is a very sound pass rusher
Skyler Suggs of Lindenwood makes his presence be felt off the edge. The kid is a very sound pass rusher

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 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.

What is your name?  

Skyler Suggs

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’3 270lbs 

What is your position?

Defensive End/ Outside linebacker

Where do you play college football? 

Northern Iowa, Arizona Western JUCO, and finished at Lindenwood University

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

I helped coach my former middle school basketball team in a few summer tournaments, my little brother Cason played on the team

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

World History after 1500

Where are you from? 

Augusta, Missouri

Who is your role model, and why? 

Scott Suggs, my older brother who plays pro basketball for the Raptors D-League team “Raptors 905” he has set a great example for me and helped me grow spiritually with God and my faith

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Yes, basketball I played one season with my older brother in High School

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I played Wide Receiver and Outside linebacker in High School, Tight End at Northern Iowa and Arizona Western (switched back to DE at both schools)

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My size and quickness but my length is my greatest asset

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

I look for things I can exploit such footwork or if the OL leans a certain way. Also I look at the protection scheme and how fast the Quarterback gets rid of the ball

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Randy Gregory when I was playing some Tight End at JUCO

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

Cameron Jordan, I feel we have the same style with a mix of speed, power and the way we both use our hands

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

When I tore my MCL in the second game of my senior season this year, but I stayed strong and prayed a lot because I knew God had a plan for me. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

No not really I just go out and play

SkylerWhat is your biggest strength? 

My length 

What is your biggest weakness?

I could improve my eye discipline

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

I’m a guy that you want on your team, I can make plays, I have the size and athleticism, I work hard, I’m not a distraction and you won’t regret it.

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

It was the Rams but now that they have left St. Louis I need to find a new team

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

Jesus, a NFL coach who is interested in me and Lebron James

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

A Gazebo for my Dad it’s something he has always wanted

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