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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jaquay Martin, DB, TCU

Jaquay Martin the standout defensive back from TCU recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
Jaquay Martin the standout defensive back from TCU recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Jaquay Martin
  • Position: DB
  • College: TCU
  • Height: 6’3″
  • Weight: 207 lbs
  • Twitter: @bigswaggyquay

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

  • Sean Taylor! Growing up as a kid my dad didn’t let me watch cartoons he made me watch football and he would always put on Sean Taylor highlights and I fell in love with his playing style.

If there was a billboard with 5 of your traits on it which 5 traits would be up there?
  • Leader, accountable, trustworthy, hardworking, and consistent.

How are you planning to prepare for the draft?

  • I’ve been training with my trainer, making sure that I am eating the right things and getting the proper rest. I’ve also started a new diet to make sure that I am getting the right nutrition. We are working out 6 days a week and taking Sundays off.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

  • Getting my first offer in high school to play in college, that was a real eye opener for me. All the hard work I had been putting in was finally starting to pay off.

What sets you apart from other defensive backs?

  • My ability to play any position in the secondary! Not scared of contact and I’m able to cover bigger TE’S/WR’S and hit and will not shy away from contact when it comes to hitting bigger RB’S. I overly communicate the play calls to make sure the entire defense is on the same page. While playing at 110 speed every play.

What is your favorite coverage and why?

  • Man to man I feel like with me being as big and physical as I am I have great hips and can cover a lot of ground.

What should we know about Jaquay Martin the person?

  • I put God first In everything I do. Humble real down to earth. I love being around family and friends.

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

  • Tom Brady just to pick his brain and see how he lasted so long in the league.

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

  • Film study! Proper prior planning prevents poor performance.

What would a team get in a player like you?

  • You only get 53 on a NFL roster I feel like if a team drafts me they get 56. That’s how much I would help.

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

  • Praying to God and keeping him first he hasn’t let me down yet and he never will.

What do you love about the game of football?

  • The grind and seeing my self get better day in and out.

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