Written by Justin Melo on April 27, 2017
Washington DL Elijah Qualls took time out of his busy predraft schedule to speak with us exclusively here at Draft Breakdown.
Surprisingly athletic for his size, the 313 pound California native showed off his brute strength with a whopping 33 bench press reps at the combine. Qualls turned in a solid final season with 38 tackles, five for loss and three sacks and helped the Huskies earn a playoff birth.
In our interview, Elijah and I discussed how playing running back and multiple different sports helped turn him into the athlete he is today, how he ultimately decided on playing defensive line, the close bond he’s developed with Sidney Jones and more. Some video analysis is also included.
Thanks for joining me today Elijah.
Qualls: It’s my pleasure. Thank you for having me.
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