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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Ryder Burchett, OL, University of Saint Francis (IN)

Ryder Burchett Saint Francis
Ryder Burchett the massive right tackle from the University of Saint Francis (IN) recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Ryder Burchett
  • Height: 6050
  • Weight: 295
  • Position: Offensive Lineman (RT)
  • College: University of Saint Francis (IN)
  • Twitter: @BurchettRyder

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• In my opinion it is Egg Roll #1 which is right down the street from my house. They have the best Chinese food in the city.

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• When breaking down my film I think the 2 things that stand out the most is my athleticism and my speed

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

• If I won the lottery the first thing I would help out my family. Then donate some back to my high school and college. 

What has been your biggest failure? 

• My biggest failure would be not taking my grades as serious as I should’ve in high school. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• I think they would say my best quality is my willingness to work hard and do what the coaches ask of me. 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• I would say the hardest working teammate is James Jamicich. He prepares like no one else.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• I had a nickname in middle school and high school of “Swede”. My coaches said it was because I looked like a guy from Sweden. Now it is Sasquatch that I am in college

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

• I am going for a bachelors in criminal justice. My dream job is being a K-9 officer back in my hometown

What is your coolest life moment? 

• Coolest life moment for me would be winning the NAIA National Championship my freshman year and getting play some snaps during the game. 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• During karaoke night my go to song would be You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban.

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

• This is a tough one but I would have to say Chris Hemsworth but only when he plays fat Thor in Avengers. 

Who is your favorite football team? 

• My favorite NFL team is Pittsburgh Steelers.

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

• If I had a warning label it would say “Authorized Personal Only” because I’m and offensive lineman and I don’t let people touch my quarterback unless you are on offense

What is your biggest fear? 

• My biggest fear is spiders and clowns. 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• I believe the most underrated player in the NFL is Braden Smith the right tackle for the Colts

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• On game day I wake up and go eat with the team. I then stop by my parents for a bit to say hi before heading into the locker room to get dressed and taped. I like to get there early to make sure I have all my stuff ready and get mentally prepared for the game. 

Do you have any hobbies? 

• My main hobby hanging out with friends and playing Xbox. 

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

• If I had to compare myself to someone in the NFL I’d would be Braden Smith. We both play right tackle and underrated. 

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

• The people that had the biggest influence on my is my parents. They raised me and I believe they did a great job and have influenced me throughout my life and pushed me to become the best self I can be. 

What motivates you to work hard?

• The thing that motivates is my drive to be perfect. I know perfection is not obtainable but I try to become as close as possible. 


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