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NFL Draft Chat: Doug Rigg (LB) West Virginia [VIDEO]
NFL Draft Chat: Doug Rigg (LB) West Virginia [VIDEO]
Nolan Thomas | 05/06/14 | 12:25 PM EDT 0 Comments
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NFL Draft Chat with West Virginia LB Doug Rigg

Doug Rigg is an outstanding inside linebacker for West Virginia who played in 45 career games with 22 starts, with 141 tackles including 9 tackles for a loss, 3 sacks and a fumble recovery for a touchdown. He has good football instincts, superior play recognition and excels at stopping the run. He has the work ethic, talent, heart, and the willingness to learn and develop as a player.
Doug is a highly rated linebacker but his concussion history may be a concern. He may be a late round pick, but he is surely expected to sign with some team as an undrafted free agent and that team will be glad they did.

Q: What is the fondest memory of your college career?
A: Winning the Orange Bowl in 2012 against Clemson.
Q: Who was the toughest competitor you faced in college?
A: Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins.
Q: What was your best game in college?
A: My junior year against Maryland when I had 7 tackles, a 51-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown and two tackles for loss.
Q: What colleges recruited you out of high school?
A: Rutgers, Maryland, Louisville, Wisconsin, Iowa and West Virginia.
Q: What made you choose West Virginia?
A: The relationships with the coaches and the fact that they came after me real hard and the closeness to home.
Q: What was your favorite NFL team growing up?
A: The New York Jets.
Q: Who was your favorite player?
A: A tie between Patrick Willis and Luke Keuckly.
Q: Which current NFL player most resembles you?
A: Lance Briggs
Q: What will distinguish you from other rookies?
A: The knowledge of the game, picking up a playbook quickly and applying to the field.
Q: What would your former teammates say about you?
A: That I am real smart and that I like to hit, like contact and that I am strong and physical.
Q: What are you presently doing as far as training?
A: I work out MWF doing lifts and do running and yoga the rest of the time.
Q: How do you think you will do on your pro-day?
A: I thin k I did pretty good. I was worried about my 40 time but I ran a 4.6 so I was pleased. I did good in all of my other drills.
Q: Which is your favorite event?
A: Broad Jump
Q: How was the agent selection process for you?
A: It was pretty simple. There were only about 2-3 guys that contacted me.
Q: Why did you choose John Hernandez and Agency Athlete?
A: Mainly because we went to the same high school and I felt the brotherhood and felt that I could trust him.
Q: If you could have dinner with any three people, dead or alive, who would they be and why?
  1. Kevin Hart- because he is one the funniest people
  2. LrBron James
  3. Will Smith because he is my favorite actor 
Q: What do you want to do besides football?
A: Become a physical Therapist.
Q: What do you like to do for fun?
A: Play video games, watch movies and just relax.
Q: If you were a dog, what breed would you be and why?
A: PitBull- because they are ferocious.
Q: What is your favorite sport besides football? 
A: Basketball

  Follow Doug on Twitter @bigrigg47



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