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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Ryan Dolce, DB, Tusculum University

Ryan Dolce the defensive back from Tusculum University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Ryan Dolce the defensive back from Tusculum University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Ryan Dolce 
  • Position: Nickel/CB
  • College: Tusculum University 
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 200
  • Twitter: _shotcaller1
  • Instagram: lilhaiti._

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2024 NFL Draft? 

What makes me a top prospect at my position in the 2024 NFL Draft is my versatility. I have played cornerback at the collegiate level as well as Nickel. Most instantly look at me and are surprised at my ability to cover and still remain physical in the run game. I take pride in my athletic ability, but most importantly my technique. 

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

I was interested in football at the age of 12 and participated in POP Warner football. 

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

NFL teams should know that I’m very passionate about the game of football. I also want to let NFL teams know that I am a team player who enjoys leading by example through my actions and how I approach the game of football whether in practice or on game day. 

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

If I could donate to one cause in the world it would have to go to my country Haiti. Currently, there is so much senseless violence occurring, kidnappings, widespread of hunger, and a lack of basic public services. 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

The best advice I received was to focus on my own path and to believe in myself. “If you don’t believe in yourself, how do you expect others to do the same”

Who was your childhood hero?

My childhood hero was my Father. Watching him become a homeowner after being an immigrant really inspired me more than he knows.

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

At my school, the most underrated teammate I would have to say is Andrae Robinson. His approach to the game will surprise you because he’s quiet but I guarantee you that if you continuously target his side, he will make you pay. 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

My biggest pet peeve is laziness and excuses. 

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

The hardest moment in my life was transferring schools. From originally being from New Jersey to living in Tennessee was definitely a challenge and a culture shock. 

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

My school is special to me because of my teammates who remind me to have fun playing football. Also, we don’t have the best facilities or fancy gear, but we work with what we have and compete at a high level. Everything is earned and not given and it teaches you to remain humble through the good and bad. 

What is your favorite snack food? 

My favorite snack would have to be plantain chips while food is wings and French toast for breakfast. 

What is the best part of football? 

The best part of football is seeing all the training during the off-season pay off. Making plays and getting into the end zone has to be by far the best feeling! Lastly, the best part of football is going to war with your brothers, and getting better each season. 

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

I would say that I am a lockdown defender who can play anywhere in the secondary. Being able to guard the slot has to be one of the most difficult jobs on the field, and I take pride in being that guy. The work ethic that I will put on display will shock an NFL Team while being coachable and a team player. 

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

Arthur Maulet X CJ Gardner Johnson

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

 If I could have dinner with three people it would have to be Jay Z, Lebron James, and Jeff Bezos. Jay Z first because of how successful he is and his view on entrepreneurship. Lebron James because of his work ethic. You hear endless conversations about the amount of money he invests into his body to still be performing in Year 20, and he is a positive role model. Lastly, Jeff Bezos because I am intrigued by how he started Amazon in his garage to now being a Fortune 500 company. 

Damond Talbot

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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