Elijah Johnson: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Elijah Johnson
School: Virginia Union
Position: DB
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 190

Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

Goals I set and accomplished my senior year was become top 5 in team tackles, don’t give up any touchdowns or any big plays. Also to be a dependable player for my teammates and coaches.

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

They will mention that I’m hard working individual. I take workouts and practice seriously and pay attention to small details. Also that I step up and bring my A game to every level of competition.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?

When studying film I look at the positioning and alignment of the wide receiver. Being that he’s has most of my attention the whole game I study their body language and alignment, and always remember my key tools “alignment and assignment”. Also I go back to previous games and check out my mistakes.

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?

What separates me from other pro prospects is that I let my game speak for itself. What’s understood don’t have to be explained.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

First I plan on finishing school to obtain my degree. Training wise I will train with my DB coach whose also my strength and conditioning coach. Also working on perfecting my technique and flipping my hips.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

On the field I will brings another asset to any team I land on. Even if it comes down to special teams. I love the game of football and run every play at 100%. Losing is not an option to me, it’s something I take very personal. Off the field I will bring love and positivity to the community. If blessed with a opportunity to make on a team roster I plan to use my fortunes to help the less fortunate.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?

I know how it feels to come from nothing to something. From the bottom of the depth to a pro prospect. Everything I do I do it with a chip on my shoulder. I not a man of many words I let my feet do all the talking. I’m molded different and take advantage of every opportunity that is given to me.