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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Lee Pitts, DB, University of Sioux Falls

Lee Pitts the standout small-school defensive back from the University of Sioux Falls recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Lee Pitts
  • Position: DB
  • College: University of Sioux Falls
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 200 lbs
  • Twitter: LeePitts26
  • Instagram: lee_pitts

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2022 NFL Draft?

  • High football IQ and a technically sound DB.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?
  • Since I was born. There’s baby pictures of me holding a football.

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

  • I’m all in on contributing and winning a championship. I will do everything in my power to ensure that I am the best football player I can be for my team.

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

  • I would start my own non-profit, and the premise of it would be to provide financial literacy to those who come from underprivileged backgrounds. Financial literacy is the best way in my opinion to even the playing field in life.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

  • Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour.

Who was your childhood hero?

  • Tupac Shakur

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

  • Walker Harris

What is your biggest pet peeve?

  • When people are unapologetically late to things

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

  • Getting injured and missing most of the season in 2019. Then to have all of the 2020 season canceled because of Covid. Then my school cut the football program and I had to find a new place to play in three weeks before the 2021 semester started. That was a rough patch that I had to overcome to get to where I am today. But I am glad it happened because it showed me how much I love the game and how much I am willing to sacrifice for it.  

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

  • The University of Sioux Falls is special because it is an elite program with a track record of sending players to the NFL. 

What is your favorite snack food?

  • Chex Mix

What is the best part of football?

  • Winning. There is nothing like being in a winning locker room.

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

  • That I am a disciple of discipline.

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

  • Brent Grimes

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

  • Jesus Christ: There’re so many questions I would have for the Son of God.
  • Elijah Pitts: I would want to know what it takes to be a great football player and a great man both physically and mentally. 
  • Tupac Shakur: I would like to know what steps he thinks the youth should take today in order to make the world a better place for the next generation.

Damond Talbot

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

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