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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Lawrence Elliott, RB, Bloomsburg University

 

Lawrence Elliott is a solid running back with amazing skills

Lawrence Elliott is a solid running back with amazing skills

NFL Draft Diamonds has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 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 to the right.  Now let’s meet the prospect!!!!

What is your name? 

Lawrence Elliott Jr.

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’0 215 lbs.

What is your position? 

Running Back

Where do you play college football? 

Bloomsburg University Huskies

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

I recently gave away my cleats to our honorary captain and teammate Gage Campbell. Who recently won his battle with leukemia and continues to be inspiration to our team on game days. 

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

Business Ethics

Where are you from?

Utica, New York (The 315)

Who is your role model, and why?

My parents because they’ve always supported me and told me to keep pushing in everything I put my focus towards in this life. 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Wide Receiver, Punt/Kick Returner

At your position, what separates you from others?

Having patience as runner to let plays develop. Having the ability to make defenders miss accumulating more yardage to lead to big plays. Also, catching ability out of the backfield with the versatility to split out to wide receiver and create matchup issues for defenses. 

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

High walling of linebackers, tendencies of defensive linemen, run support safeties.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Linebacker from California (PA) in 2015 season

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

Le’Veon Bell of Pittsburgh Steelers. He showcases his versatility every week from his catching ability from anywhere on the field, pass blocking, patience as a runner, also his exceptional footwork with the ability to make defenders miss. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Stretch, Wrist tape, listen and get zoned in from my playlist on Apple Music. 

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

Not having as much as exposure than schools in the FBS or FCS. With the right resources I hope to put myself in positive situations to generate exposure. 

lawreWhat is your biggest strength?

Ability to learn and make improvement and being able to showcase it after that process.

What is your biggest weakness?

Pad level while running certain times

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

I would say I’m the type of player that is extremely competitive, and hard working while always looking to expand my game to new heights anyway possible. I am very passionate and humble about the game of football. Also, I love to find ways to help my team win in every game any way I can. You will not be disappointed in the investment you are making when you are planning acquire me on your great organization.

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

Clinton Portis and New Orleans Saints

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

Childish Gambino, Bo Jackson, and Zendaya Coleman

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Help my parents with bills, then go from there. 

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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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