Scott Porter: What do you feel are your biggest strengths?
Ricardo Lockette: I feel my biggest strengths are my work ethic. I often over work and over think things. I think it is a nice attribute to have. That makes me realize that I can always do better and improve myself as a player. I am a big weight room guy, and I watch a lot of football. I feel all of that gets me ahead of the game. I get fatigued working so hard but that gets me ready.
Scott Porter: What are you goals for the NFL?
Ricardo Lockette: My goals is to make a 53 man roster first. Whatever team gets me, I will shoot for rookie of the year. I want to last a long time in the NFL with good production. I want to satisfy my family with the hard work I put in. I want to make them proud.
Scott Porter: What NFL player reminds you of yourself?
Ricardo Lockette: I have been told Texans WR Jacoby Jones and Falcons WR Roddy White, because of their size and speed being similar to mine.
Scott Porter: What type of a person is an NFL team getting in Ricardo Lockette:
Ricardo Lockette: They are getting a person who won’t accept no for an answer. I feel I can do anything if I put my mind to it. I will work on every aspect of my game to make myself a better player. With the talent I have I feel with the hard work I can be one of the best. I will do stuff that is not expected. I will go out of my way to become the best player I can be. I am a very hard worker, I will come in early and stay late. I am very humble, dedicated. I have had to work very hard for everything I have one and I will never change that.
Scott Porter: What is your favorite memory while at Fort Valley State?
Ricardo Lockette: A game winning one handed catch in the back of the end zone.
Scott Porter: What do you feel will be the toughest transition for you?
Ricardo Lockette: Football is football, it will be a new level so I will have to pick up the NFL speed and systems, but I feel it won’t be difficult for me.
Scott Porter: What hobbies do you have off the field?
Ricardo Lockette: Man, I am very lazy guy off the field. When I am not working out I just like to relax. I like to get my rest so that I am prepared for the big game. I guess I watch a lot of TV and sit in the pool and hot tub.
Scott Porter: Coming from a smaller school people may worry about the level of competition, what would you tell those people?
Ricardo Lockette: I would tell them everyone started somewhere. This is just a start for me. Where I played college football isn’t a reflection of where I can be and at what level I can play the game on. It’s not where you start but rather where you finish. I am talented, motivated and I want to be a great player.
Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence?
Ricardo Lockette: The students and the fans at Fort Valley State. I really appreciate what they did for me here. I played for them, they were great. It was very uplifting for me. The things people said and did for me was great. The President here was an influence for me as well. President Rivers, I appreciate what they all did for me. They treated me like a family.
Scott Porter: Is there anything else you would like to tell us before the end of this interview?
Ricardo Lockette: Yeah, I will run the fastest 40 and have some of the best workout numbers accept for the bench press. I will do pretty good at that but it will be tough to beat out those lineman for that.