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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Markez Boykin, WR, Fort Lewis College

Markez Boykin
Markez Boykin the standout wide receiver from Fort Lewis College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Markez “Slim!” Boykin
  • Position: Wide Receiver/Free Safety 
  • College: Fort Lewis College 
  • Height: 6’4
  • Weight: 182
  • Twitter: @BoykinMarkez
  • Instagram: Kez_Boykin4

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

I have a diverse set of skills that opens my range to play any role the team needs such as speed, and being able to play both sides of the ball . Wanting to be dedicated to the cause of helping a team win by playing my role.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

I have always been interested in football since a young age, but I wasn’t allowed to play until middle school due to my mom’s beliefs about the sport 

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

One thing NFL teams should know about me is that I strive to get better whether it’s at WR or FS. I love perfecting my craft, and I always want my team to succeed and will do what ever is needed of me to make sure that happens.

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

If I could donate to one cause in the world it would be to low income charities that help families in need such as Kenzi’s causes in Colorado 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

The best advice I’ve ever received was to “ Never put your faith in men because men have always have a secret agenda, always put your faith in god because he will never fail you”

Who was your childhood hero?

I never really had a childhood hero growing up

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

The most underrated teammate in my locker room is Quarterback Ar’mon “Bubba” Hickson , I say Bubba is the most underrated player in the locker room because he gets looked over every week. My peers and I don’t understand it because he knows the quarterback position very well, he’s good at communicating with his wide receivers on the field, he makes checks at the line he just hasn’t got an equal opportunity this season 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

My biggest peeve is when someone gives up on themselves and there teammates.

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

The hardest moment in my life that I had to overcome was being a kid growing up in the projects living in poverty with no father and being able to be the only person in my family to go to college and graduate.

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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