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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Daniel Reid- Bennett, DB, Elon University

Elon’s Daniel Reid-Bennett recently sat down with Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Daniel Reid-Bennett 
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 197
  • Position: Defensive Back 
  • College: Elon University 
  • Twitter: @bennett_reid 

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

• My hometown is a small city in north carolina that is known for chopped BBQ. I love how everyone is supportive of each other and committed to making the community better.

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

•  1. Film Study, Because when you study film and know what to expect it makes the game easier and allows you to slow things down on the field.2.  Practice, Because practice helps you better prepare yourself to be the best player you can be by building muscle memory and good habits 3. Strength and Conditioning, Because you need to be in shape and strong enough to compete at the highest level. 

What do you worry about, and why?

• I don’t worry about anything, I just make the best out of life and take everything as it comes  

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

• In high school I failed to get more than one Division 1 offer, so I put in my mind that I would make the best out of the opportunity that I was given and reach all of the goals that I have set for myself  

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

•  They can trust that I will do my job and give them all I got every play 

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

• Diontae Johnson, Toledo 

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 

• I would be an Entrepreneur 

Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first?

• 1.Room, 2.Desk, 3.Car 

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

• I would choose to save my family member because family is very important to me  

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

• Black Lightening, Because I would want to save the world from all of the people who are trying to destroy or manipulate it

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?

• My biggest adversity in life was having my son while in college, but I’m  pushing forward 10x harder and I am fortunate to have great support from my family  

What is your most embarrassing moment?

•  Missing a interception that could’ve changed the outcome of a game 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

•  The first play of the Delaware game when I got a strip on the QB

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Places you’ll go -Majornine 

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level? 

• Football IQ and Effort 

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

• My Grandfather, I never got to meet him but I would’ve loved to know him 

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 

• Some Nights 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Lamar Jackson 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Respected, Because not everyone is going to like you for you but they must respect you 

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

• Colin Kapernick, Because he is just standing up for what he believes in and that shouldn’t take away the fact that he is a good Quarterback 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• Both

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

• My mom, Because she has shown me and my brothers that if we work hard we can achieve all of our goals and dreams despite the odds against us

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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