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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Rasheed Bailey, WR, Delaware Valley

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What is your name?

Rasheed Bailey

Where do you play college football?

Delaware Valley College

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

6 schools

How did you choose your school?

I chose my school because my head coach now was very persistent and show me the most attention And the school had a family environment and It stuck to me.

Where are you from?

I’m from Philadelphia, PA.

Who is your role model, and why?

My role models are people who are leaders ,that demonstrate knowledge, motivation, and determination. Why because these people we label as leaders whether they’re famous or if your a stay at home parent. They are the individuals that lead children, adults etc. so I would say Leaders in general .

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

Yes I have met with at least 3 scouts. And my coach has spoke with 5 Total. They like what they see think I have the intangibles, good size and speed. They want to see more speed. Also say I run good routes and have great hands.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes growing up I played a little baseball, basketball, Track, bowling, and also Tennis.

rasheedDid you play any other positions in football?

Yes I have , In high school I played a bit of defensive end.

At your position, what separates you from others?

At my position what separates me the most is the way I attack the ball. And not having any fear to catch in traffic across the middle. Also at my position when the ball is in the air I feel like I’m the only one that can make a play. Another thing I believes separates me is my determination to get better and master the craft of being a great wide receiver.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

When breaking down film the first biggest thing to analyze as a receiver is the coverage. After lifting the coverages looking for tendencies of a defense , how a Db gets out of his breaks, weather a safety like to bite down hard on play action. And also locating if pressure is coming so you know how you have to break off your routes. In my case I like to breakdown a lot of things to help prepare my mind for everything.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

My toughest player I’ve ever faced is my self, because you are your biggest opponent.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

With my game I can’t base my game off just one player, because I based my game off a variety amount of players. I like to take different aspects from the Dez Bryant’s, Demarius Thomas , Wes Welker, Reggie Wayne, Antonio Brown, and even the Calvin Johnson . I mean the list goes on and on , I’m not a player who want to be one dimensional so I base my game off a large selection. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

No pre-game rituals just like to remain calm and smile a little bit.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my drive to be the best, whether is gaining knowledge or technique .

What is your biggest weakness?

A weakness I would say top end speed.

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

If you were a GM I would say , first I am a competitor and believe that I can succeed no matter the opponent , I believe that I will always have a chance based off my competitiveness from the fire I have to win. I’m the type of person where it’s  110% or nothing.  I am a team player and a tremendous born leader. And I believe strongly in preparation.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Growing up I was a big time Eagles fan. Favorite players was Brian Westbrook 

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Jay z 
Muhammad Ali 
Oprah

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