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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Reid Harrison-Ducros, DB, Duquesne University

Reid Harrison-Ducros the shutdown cornerback from Duquesne has been ballin this year, and he recently sat down with Jonathan Joyce of Draft Diamonds.

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • Reid Harrison-Ducros
  • Duquesne University
  • DB
  • 5’10”
  • 185lbs.
  • Hometown: Grapevine, TX
  • Twitter: @rducros27

2018 Statistics:
  • GP: 12
  • Total Tackles: 31
  • TFL: 0.5
  • FF: 1
  • PBU: 5
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As an athlete, what is your motivation?

My motivation is my love for all aspects of the game and my family. I’ve loved this game since I was little and as I’ve progressed, I began to love the grind of working out and doing things outside of practices and games in order to continue to boost my game. My family is my motivation because they’ve been by my side the whole way, so they deserve everything they want and then some.

What defines success for you?

Success for me is doing what you love year-round while making a positive impact on those around you.

What would your teammates say about the type of teammate you are?

I think they would say that I’m a driven, selfless teammate. I am a hard worker who goes the extra mile to get the goals set in front of me done as well as I’m someone who will help others if they’re struggling.

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What are some of your personal “rules” that you never break?

My personal rules are, to try to see the positive in all situations, to keep my faith first and to do something everyday that can better my game.

Who is the toughest player you’ve competed against during your collegiate career?

That’s a tough question. In-game, I’d have to say the Washington State WRs when we played them my Sophomore year at Boise. Overall toughest, I’d either say Cedrick Wilson Jr. who got drafted by the Cowboys, or Nehari Crawford who I played with up here at Duquesne.

Who is the best player in the NFL?

Tom Brady. He’s not the best athlete but he makes the most impact on any team and finds a way to make the Patriots win consistently.

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What is your team of choice on Madden, why?

The New Orleans Saints. Not only because they’ve been my favorite team since I was born, but also because they have a great team who can put up points as well as one of the best defenses in the NFL.

Failure is inevitable in life. How do you handle situations that don’t go in your favor?

You can’t dwell on failures. Yes, failures suck, but at the same time, you have to look at it and figure out why you failed. If you figure out why you failed, you can learn how to fix that failure for the next time. You always have to try to find the silver lining in situations so that you can continue to progress.

Is there a current/former NFL player that you model your game after?

If I had to say one it would be Chris Harris Jr. for the Denver Broncos. When I look at NFL players, I look at them based on the ones who are the best and have the same measurables as me. Chris Harris is 5’10″, I’m 5’10, etc. So when I find these players with the same measurables, I then look for who is the best technician and Chris Harris is my top guy for that.

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Knowing what you do now, what would you go back and tell yourself as a High-School Freshman?

Continue to grind and don’t be like everybody else. I never really waivered from my training or anything football related, but I do think that I cared a little too much about what other people thought of me my freshman year.

What is your go-to restaurant near campus?

Z-Best BBQ. It’s the best soul food place in Pittsburgh that I’ve been to.

If your life was a book, what would its title be?

“Tunnel Vision.”

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What song or artist do you like but rarely admit to liking?

My favorite artist is Chance the Rapper hands down. I don’t really hide anything, if I like a song or artist you’ll hear me playing it.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, living or deceased, who would it be and why?

Nelson Mandela. I say him because I want to understand more about his mindset of how through all of that struggle he went through, how he continued and grew that mindset of greatness. I just want to know his mindset changes throughout his life.

Forty-years from now, what do you want to be remembered for?

Making an impact.

In 15 words or less, why should an NFL team invest in you?

I’m a tenacious individual who will do anything and everything to get the job done.

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