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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Luke Papilion, QB, University of Sioux Falls
Luke Papilion of Sioux Falls has a huge arm. He is a gunslinger
Luke Papilion of Sioux Falls has a huge arm. He is a gunslinger

NFL Draft Diamonds has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 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 the prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Luke Papilion

What is your Height/Weight?

6’5″ 225 lbs.

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

University of Sioux Falls

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

Being a guest speaker at a local elementary school about character and spending time with the kids afterwards

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

Managerial Finance

Where are you from?

From Denver, CO

Who is your role model, and why?

My older brothers are my role models because they have taught me the importance of hard work and perseverance as they have battled through so many obstacles

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Played almost every other sport growing up and just played football and lacrosse in high school

Did you play any other positions in football?

Played a little receiver as well

At your position, what separates you from others?

I look for any tendencies that give away the weak spots in the Defense when breaking down film

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

I look for any tendencies that give away the weak spots in the Defense when breaking down film

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Josh Gordon, DE from Minnesota State Mankato

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

Being overlooked

What is your biggest strength?

Big play ability

What is your biggest weakness?

Can be too hard on myself at time

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

My work ethic, grit, and determination will help me succeed in this league and all I need is the opportunity to prove myself.

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

Denver Broncos

Luke Papilion has the intangibles to be a big time player in the NFL

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

Jesus Christ, Christopher Walkin, My grandfather whom passed before I was born

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Something to begin to pay back all the sacrifices my parents made for me

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  • Better safety Eric Weddle or Ed Reed?



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