Name: Elijah Lilly
School: Colorado Mesa University
Position: WR/KR
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 175

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

My goals for my final season was to have my most productive receiving year since making the switch to offense from defense and that was something I got to accomplish. I was also blessed enough to make first team all conference as a kick returner in the RMAC.

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

I think the extra year of eligibility helped me out a lot in increasing my chances of going pro because I got to showcase what I could do more as a receiver and a kick returner. I switched to wide receiver late in my college career, so having this extra year has allowed me to be more productive as a receiver.

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

I believe my coaches and teammates would say that I’m a hard working player and that I’ll do whatever it takes to help the team succeed and win games. I think they’ll say that I’m also unselfish.

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

When I’m watching practice film I like to focus on my route running and releases. I think by me focusing on those things, that could help me grow as a receiver and make my game much better. When I’m watching the opponents film I like to focus on the DBs tendencies and see how they like to play certain routes and coverages. By studying the DBs you’ll get to see their weaknesses and strengths and that will allow you to get a better feel for the db.

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

I think something that separates me from other pro prospects at my position is my speed. You can’t really teach speed and I was blessed enough to be born pretty fast. I also think my special teams play is something else that separates me from others because I’m willing to play special teams and I was also a college db so I’m not afraid to go down and make a tackle on kickoff.

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

My offseason plan is to try to add on as much weight as I can and get faster. I’ll also work on a lot of hand and eye coordination stuff to improve on my catching and do a lot of route running to become an even more dominant player.

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

I think I’ll be able to bring speed to any team that takes a chance on me and I’ve played multiple positions throughout my college career, so I’ll be able to do different things for my team. I believe my communication skills will also be able to help on and off the field.

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

I believe that any team willing to take a chance on me won’t be disappointed, I’ll continue to be the person I am and work hard every single day. I’ll give it my all every single day.