Bacarri Rambo Senior Bowl Interview

April 28, 2013 in Draft Reports, Uncategorized

Safety Bacarri Rambo Senior Bowl Interview

Q:       

Were you recruited as a quarterback?

A:

No, I was an athlete, but I told them I can play safety.

Q:       

When did you know that you have a knack for these interceptions?

A:       

I’d probably say backyard football. I played with my friends and they liked to throw it deep, and I’d just run it down. I used to play baseball, and I was pretty good at centerfield. So I just have the knack for seeing the ball and just running and go get it. And doing whatever it takes to go get the ball.

Q:

Were there safeties that you looked up to when you were younger?

A:       

I used to look up to Sean Taylor. Rest in peace to a great man, he was a great player. I really respected him, and I looked up to him. But right now, I’d say Ed Reed. I just like his playing style. I just try to do certain things like him, like reading the quarterback and just playing certain types of coverages. And just having that knack for the ball.

Q:       

This safety class, you guys seem to be grouped together right now. Do you view this as an opportunity to separate? And as a competitor, is it important to you to be that first safety that comes off the board?

 

A:       

Yeah, it’s all our goal to be the first safety taken. So you got to go out there and do whatever it takes to be that first safety taken and just go out there and compete.

Q:       

You have a great last name for a safety…

A:       

It’s all right. I was thinking about changing it. Nah, just playing!

Q:       

You probably hear that a lot, huh?

A:       

Yeah, yeah. If I had a quarter for every time somebody mentioned that, I’d be rich right now.

Q:       

You could retire already? But, if you’re in the NFL, marketing, that’s a great name for a rangy, hard-hitting safety, isn’t it?

A:       

Yeah, it’s pretty nice. Thanks to my dad for all that. For chaining me to that. So, I give all the credit to my dad.

Q:

In college, did you play much in the box or were you strictly centerfield?

A:       

Mostly centerfield. We had another great safety, Shawn Williams. Most of the time he was in the box. He did a great job of just slipping in the box and helping with the run support. So that made my job a lot easier just knowing that I could just play in the middle of the field, reading the quarterback to make plays.

Q:       

When you are out here at practice during a free moment, when other safeties are taking their reps, do you sort of eye them up and see what they’re games are like?

A:       

I mean, I take notes from everybody. You’re not too good to learn from anybody. So I watch those guys, and still learn from those guys. I take little things from them that they’re pretty good at. I know they probably do the same with me.

Q:       

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from the Georgia coaching staff about this process?

A:       

Just work hard. Hard work pays off. When I redshirted from junior year to senior year, they told me I needed to put more time into the film room and just learn how to slow the game down and become a student of the game. That’s what I’ve been doing. I’m pretty good at just knowing what to do. Just getting in the film room, learning what to do, learning what routes some receivers run and just learning how some offensive coordinators think when it’s time to make a play.

Q:       

Who’s the best receiver or tight and you went up against in college that you felt helps drive you to be a better player?

A:       

I’m going to have to say my friend A.J. Just going against him, I knew he was going to be doing great things in the NFL and if I can just compete against him, it allows me to know that I’ll be prepared for the NFL.

Q:       

You mentioned Sean Taylor earlier and I’m from the DC area. The Redskins need some safety help. What would it mean to you to be drafted by a team that a guy you idolized played for?

A:       

It would mean a lot to me. It would be just such an honor just to play for them. I would really enjoy playing for them. It’s a great city and I know that I get a lot of love and support from a great fan base.

Q:       

What’s the one part of Sean Taylor’s game that you really try to model yourself after?

A:       

His hard-hitting. He had great instincts and he was a hard hitter. So that’s something that I tried to put on the field along with the great ball skills by Ed Reed. So that’s two combinations of safeties that I tried to put together and bring to the table for my team.

Q:       

What two skills you want to showcase to NFL teams this week?

A:       

Taking good angles, and just tackling really.

Q:       

What does it mean to you to be part of this Senior Bowl process?

A:       

It means a lot. It’s such an honor to be here with all these talented seniors. There’s a lot of guys from the SEC. We just want to go out and represent our conference well. Me and the rest of my teammates from UG want to just go represent our program and just go out here and have some fun.