Elijah Reed: 2022 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Elijah Reed
School: University of South Dakota
Position: S

Height: 6’2”
Weight: 220

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

Competing in the NCAA National Playoffs and competing for a conference championship was a long time goal for me. Also, being one of the building blocks to establish the University South Dakota to a championship contender.

Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?

The extra year allowed me the opportunity to develop my skills and increase my knowledge of the game.

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

My coaches and teammates would say I am a tough competitor, mentor, and a leader.

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

Understanding the mindset of the offense in specific field zones and analyzing their strengths and weaknesses.

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

I am a 6’2 safety with a long wingspan that is coachable and will always give my best effort in all that is required.

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

I plan on training at a facility in Colorado to prepare for my pro day and continue to perfect my craft.

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

Leadership is one of my strongest characteristics. I always bring positive energy and influence to everyone around me. I use my competitive spirit to elevate and encourage my teammates to bring out our personal best.

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

Given the opportunity I will lead by example, be dependable on and off the field, and give my best effort everyday.