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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Kalan Reed, DB, University of Southern Mississippi

Southern Miss cornerback is a tough player with good ball skills
Southern Miss cornerback Kalan Reed is a tough player with good ball 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?

Kalan Reed

What is your Height/Weight?

5-11 199

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

University of Southern Mississippi

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

Helping feed the homeless during thanksgiving and Christmas because you get to see how you are impacting someone else’s life.

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


Where are you from?

Birmingham, Alabama

Who is your role model, and why?

My family because I’ve always looked up to them to see what I should do and how to act.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Track and basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Wide receiver

At your position, what separates you from others?

The attention to detail, being a smart player, and the amount of film work I do.

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

I look over the film several times and look for something different each time. I look for receiver spits, route combination, hand signals, releases, and how they are against press and off coverage

kalan 1Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Amari Cooper

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

Chris Harris Jr. because I’m a competitor, physical, and have good ball skills

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

ACL surgery in high school. Hard work and learning to overcome adversity

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Run around the field a couple of times

What is your biggest strength?

My ball skills and reading route concepts

What is your biggest weakness?

Looking for the big play all the time

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

I am a film junky, hard working, and make lots of plays. And also had one of the best statistical years of any corner this season

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

The Tennessee Titans and Ladanian Tomlinson

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

Kevin Hart, Great Grandmother, and Deion Sanders

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

An apartment

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