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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Reggie Begelton, WR, Lamar University

Reggie Begelton of Lamar has NFL big play making skills

Reggie Begelton of Lamar has NFL big play making skills

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name?

Reginald (Reggie) Begelton

What is your Height/Weight?

6’/203

What is your position?

Wide Receiver

Where do you play college football?

Lamar University

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?

Consistently helped the special needs children back in high school. We, the football players were always involved in their lives during and out of school.

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

As of right now Organic Chemistry

Where are you from?

Beaumont, Texas

Who is your role model, and why?

My Father and my uncle. My Father has a large influence on me for the type of man I am today. I looked up to my Uncle when I was younger who took care of me a lot. However, he passed away at a very young age (20) getting into mess he easily could have avoided. By his unfortunate mishap, I am fortunate to stay away from trouble.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball and ran track

reggieDid you play any other positions in football?

Quarterback and Cornerback

At your position, what separates you from others?

I have to say my ability to find open space and set up defenders. I am not afraid to go into the middle of the field.

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

I look for certain habits defenders like to consistently do, which direction they have trouble turning to, and do they rely on speed for coverage or simply try and play catch technique.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Each year I’ve had a challenge against the entire Southeastern Louisiana secondary.

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

I would have to say a Jordy Nelson. He very consistent runs great routes, strong frame and hands. He is a possession WR that can make the crucial catch to continue the drive and move the chains. He is humble and competitive.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

I was a walk-on for two years. Proving myself to the coaches was an everyday task but I kept faith in God and my talent. Eventually I prevailed.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I listen to slow jams and gospel music before the games because I play better calm.

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

I need to prove that I can be a complete player. I can do more than just play receiver. Special teams will be the key to my future.

What is your biggest strength?

My ability to consistently catch the ball in traffic. I believe I make some of the hardest catches look easy.

What is your biggest weakness?

My speed. I know I am not the fastest man in the world so I rely on technique to make up for it.

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

Dependable

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

San Diego Charger/ LaDainian Tomlinson

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

Teddy Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., and Kevin Hart

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

An apartment and then pay off my student loans.

Rapid Answers:

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  • Madden or Mario?

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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