Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest strengths?
Ryan Travis: As for as playing cornerback I think my greatest strengths are my great ball skills. I feel I am always around the ball no matter if it is a play in the pass game or the run game. I am a great tackler in space. I feel that I am one of the smartest guys on the field.
Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Ryan Travis: My main goal is to win a super bowl. I want to help a squad win a championship.
Scott Porter: Is there an NFL cornerback you model your game after?
Ryan Travis: Charles Woodson. He can line up at cornerback, safety and play the nickel. I am versatile like him.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest football accomplishments?
Ryan Travis: Last season I was named all conference honorable mention. That meant a lot to me. Dating back to my high school years my Junior year I won player of the week vs our rival Port Allen. I scored 6 rushing touchdowns and 1 passing touchdown. That was a day I will never forget.
Scott Porter: What would you tell an NFL team considering drafting Ryan Travis, what would you tell them? What kind of person and player are they getting?
Ryan Travis: I feel I am very underrated and overlooked right now by many. They are getting a DB who can play multiple positions. If you need me to line up at cornerback, safety or nickel I can do any of those. I am very willing to play and stand out on special teams. You can always count on me. You can look for me for anything. I am a loyal person who is very trustworthy and hard working. I have no off field issues and am very mature. You don’t have to worry about me not getting the job done.
Scott Porter: What hobbies do you have off the field?
Ryan Travis: I like to hang out with friends and family. I like to relax and play xbox. I really don’t do much in my down time. I don’t get much down time so when I do I just relax.
Scott Porter: What do you feel is the toughest part about playing the cornerback position?
Ryan Travis: I’d say all of the WR’s know what they are going to do coming out of the huddle. A cornerback has no idea, he has to base what he is going to do off what the WR does. You have to be smart and think and react fast. You have to be able to adjust. One wrong move and you can cost your team big time.
Scott Porter: What is your favorite memory while playing football at Tulane?
Ryan Travis: My Junior year my cousin played for Memphis. It was a great moment because we faced off in the super dome against each other. I had a tons of friends and family come to the game and watch us go at it. It was the first time we played against each other since middle school. His name was Reggie Travis and he played WR for the Tigers. It was a great memory for my family. Everyone was very excited.
Scott Porter: What are you looking forward to the most about your opportunity in the NFL?
Ryan Travis: I am looking forward to extending my football career. Getting a chance to play on the biggest stage possible to match your skills against the best players in America.