LRU Spotlight: Interview with 2017 NFL Draft Prospect, Lee Crosby

Height: 5’11
Weight: 180

Overview: Lee Crosby is a red-shirt senior who started off his college career at a junior college in Utah before transferring to the University of New Mexico Lobos. In 2015, he was tied forth in tackles with 54 tackles. He is a great tackle and a versatile player who has the ability to play safety and corner nickel.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Lee, during which time he told me more about his background, his personality and his overall love for football.

C: For the people who do not know your story, how did you wind up choosing New Mexico?

LC: I didn’t get recruited straight out of high school so I decided to attended junior college in Utah; this gave me time to get better and to earn scholarships, this all led to me choosing New Mexico University.

C: How do you plan on making yourself stand out and noticed by NFL scouts?

LC: My plan is to give it my all at my Pro-day.

C: What would you say are your strengths and weaknesses?

LC: My strength is my versatility, my ability to play multiple positions such as corner nickel and safety; as for my weakness sometimes I am overly aggressive when anticipating a play.

C: What separates you from the other players at your position?

LC: My ability to cover, tackle and to understand what offense likes to do.

C: Which current or former NFL player do you think you resemble and why?

LC: I don’t try to compare my game to any one but Tyrann Mathieu, because of his versatility.

C: When did you first fall in love with playing football?

LC: I first fell in love with the game at an early age, I remember being 4 years old when got my first jersey for Christmas, football is a big part of my family.

C: Who is the toughest player you’ve ever faced in your college career?

LC: I’ve faced many players but one of toughest would have to be my teammate Dameon Gamblin and Boise St. Thomas Sperbeck.

C: How do you prepare for game day? Do you have any game day rituals?

LC: The only way I prepare for a game is by praying and listening to my music.

C: What is the most inspirational or powerful thing a coach has ever said to you in your college career?

LC: That I have the tools to play at the next level but it all depends on me and how much I’m willing to accept coaching and put in the work to make it happen.

C: What should people reading this interview know about you?

LC: People should know I’m an open book, I work hard and I’m not afraid to play. I always give it my all.

Locker Room Update would like to thank Lee Crosby for taking the time to speak with us. We wish him the best of luck as he continues his journey as an NFL 2017 draft prospect.

You can check out his highlights here

Follow him on Twitter: @_ELCinco

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