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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Pedro Schmidt, WR, University of Rhode Island

Pedro Schmidt the standout wide receiver from the University of Rhode Island recently sat down with Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Pedro Schmidt the standout wide receiver from the University of Rhode Island recently sat down with Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name:  Pedro Schmidt 
  • Position:  WR
  • College:  University of Rhode Island 
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 200
  • Twitter: @Dro__4
  • Instagram: @Dro_4

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2023 NFL Draft? 

I can find ways to get open pretty well. 

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

I became interested in football at the age of 13 

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

I am a student of the game. 

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

Cancer awareness.

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

Nobody cares work harder 

Who was your childhood hero? 

My mother and she still is. 

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

Macklin Murtha  

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

Lazy, I don’t like lazy.

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

I would say leaving my country and coming to the united states with my mom. Learning a new language and new environment, but all for a better opportunity. 

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

the overall environment here at URI was interesting. I learned a lot on and off the field. This is special because it reminded me why I still play this game and how lucky I am to play it. 

What is your favorite snack food? 

Peanut Butter M&Ms  

What is the best part of football? 

Connections you make with other players. Memories with your teammates and that brotherhood you build either in the lockerroom or outside. 

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

Relentless effort and accountability. 

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

Antonio Brown when he was in the nfl. 

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

  1. Kobe Bryant 
  2. Jerry Rice 
  3. Mark Zuckerberg 

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