Weight: 210 lbs
Position: Running Back
School: East Carolina University
Forty Time: 4.43
Giavanni Ruffin is a current un-drafted free agent who has drawn a lot of interest from NFL teams. Once the lockout is lifted, Giavanni will be a highly toted free agent. Giavanni took some time out of his busy training schedule to talk with Who's Next Football.
WNF: Were you expecting to be picked in the NFL draft? How'd you feel when you didn't get selected?
GR: I was told that I could be anywhere from the later rounds to a free agent. Everyone wants to get picked and see their name on the screen but it didn't disappoint me. It only motivates me more to make the team and prove all those teams wrong who passed on me. I've been through a lot and I've learned with hard work you can achieve anything. 23 pro bowlers were un-drafted free agents last year so, it's something to work for.
WNF: Which NFL teams showed the most interest in you prior to the NFL Draft? Which one would you say was the most interested?
GR: Vikings, Jaguars, Colts, Redskins all expressed interest. However, I'd say the Jaguars expressed the most interest in me and told me they wanted to sign me as a free agent if they didn't draft me. Jacksonville would be a great opportunity for me.
WNF: What have you been doing to stay busing during the Lockout?
GR: I've been training like crazy and spending time with family and friends.
WNF: If I was a NFL coach, why would I want Giavanni Ruffin on my team?
GR: Im hungry and determined. When you start from the bottom you always want more. Im one of the hardest workers you'll ever meet. I hate losing and I love to win. Everyday, I take the necessary steps to become better for the team and for myself.