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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Marcus Lawrence, DB, Colorado State University-Pueblo

Marcus Lawrence the standout defensive back from Colorado State University-Pueblo recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds
Marcus Lawrence the standout defensive back from Colorado State University-Pueblo recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.

What are you looking to achieve as a football player going forward?

Just get an opportunity to continue playing and get an opportunity to show what I can do at the next level and make the most of it.

What should we know about Marcus Lawrence the person?

Really energetic guy, really positive who motivates others and makes a difference for others and sets out to achieve goals I want to accomplish.

What type of energy do you bring onto the football field?

A very cool, calm and collected individual focused on the task at hand and can create a spark.

What sets you apart from other defensive backs?

My size not too often you see a 6′ 2″ guy with long arms at cornerback and also a guy who can play any position and do whatever the team wants.

What is your favorite coverage and why?

Man coverage, that is for sure my strength you gain confidence when you line up against somebody else trying to beat you.

If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

Jalen Ramsey, just because I think we are very comparable in size and I would love to pick his brain and plus it would take my game to a whole different level as well.

What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

Growing up in a big football and basketball background it was bound to happen and football gave me an opportunity and I ran with it.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

Just being a part of the CSU-Pueblo team and getting big opportunities and knocking off Texas A&M-Commerce the year after they won the national championship and then making some big time plays as a sophomore and just the brotherhood of playing with a program. And also being selected as the first player to wear number 3 to represent our former defensive coordinator Donnell Leomiti who passed away.

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

It’s always important establish a plan on and off the football field and when you have that plan act on it like for example lining up against an all american wide receiver and just coming up with a technique and a plan to go against him with and having the confidence in your ability to do what you are capable of.

What would a team get in a player like you?

Someone who is willing to sacrifice and do anything for the betterment of the team, willing to take criticism and actually learn the technique and put himself in the best position for the team, and a great competitor even on special teams and in the film room.

What do you think are the keys to success on the football field?

Preparation it’s very important how you prepare and being in the best shape possible and have the drive to compete and do the best possible and being coachable and being able to learn from your mistakes. And it takes the little things to be successful and also being a team player.

What do you love about the game of football?

How much of a team game it is and not one person is responsible for winning the game and it feels good when all your teammates are putting work into it to get better.

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