Elijah Smith: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Elijah Smith
School: Lincoln University of PA
Position: Wide Receiver/Punt Returner/ Kick Returner
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
A couple of my team goals were to help my team win, become better every day, and focus on molding the young guys to help the program grow.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Fast, Smart, and Crafty.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
This offseason, I’ll be training to get stronger to work on my bench press and technique for a faster time in the 40.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
Thanks to my coaches growing up I’ve learned the do’s and dont’s to watching film. I tend to look at personnel, tendencies, and habits, but also look for what kind of defenses my opponents tend to run on certain downs. If I need any help, I never hesitate to ask a coach to help break it down.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
What separates me is my speed, attitude, and IQ of the game.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I show a lot of passion for the game and I want nothing but the best for the program that I am in or was apart of.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
Humble and hard working with the desire to be best.