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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Elijah Lee, LB, Kansas State University

Elijah Lee was one of the biggest Combine Snubs in 2017. This kid is a freak

NFL Draft Diamonds website has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible player. We hope to bring you more than 500 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 our next prospect!!!!
What is your name? 

Elijah Lee

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’3 231

What is your position?


Where do you play college football? 

Kansas State

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

My first summer on campus I was in a leadership and for one of our projects with my classmates we organized a special Olympic event with all of the sports mainly football events. While those events went on we got to participate and interact with them.

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

Philosophy or Business Calc

Where are you from? 

St. Joseph Missouri

Who is your role model, and why? 

My mother because she raised my 2 younger sisters and I by herself and when I know we didn’t have something she always found a way to grind and get it without any help, so that’s where I get my don’t quit work ethic from.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball which was my first love and Baseball

Did you play any other positions in football? 

WR, RB, TE and safety 

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I would say my sideline to sideline speed 

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

First I look at the alignments and formations. Then I go on to see if a team has certain tendencies for what they like to do. Once I do that then I picture where my coverage or run fit would be with a defensive call.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

That’s a tough answer being that I have played against a lot of good players, but if I had to pick one it would be Christian McCaffrey or Joe Mixon

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

Lavonte David because he’s a undersized LB that can play the run & pass and also plays sideline to sideline and is always around the ball.

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

Biggest obstacle I had to overcome was my anger problems as a kid and learning how to become coachable and not take everything personal and know that a coach pushes you so hard to get the best out of you.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Pray before and after I go out

What is your biggest strength? 

Biggest strength is my football IQ and being a Ball hawk

What is your biggest weakness? 

Biggest weakness is trying to be to perfect sometimes when I just need to go out and play and trust my abilities and what I know

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

All I need is a opportunity and great things will come from that opportunity.

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

Ray Lewis

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

A car

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 [email protected]

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