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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Kenneth Martin, DB, Mississippi Valley State

Kenneth Martin the defensive back from Mississippi Valley State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Kenneth Martin the defensive back from Mississippi Valley State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Kenneth Martin
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • College: Mississippi
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 200
  • Twitter: kmj__13
  • Instagram: 5_kg0ld

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2023 NFL Draft?

My aggressive play style, I am a very physical guy that loves contact. I have great athleticism which gives me an advantage.

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

I can say at the age of 7 that is when I fell in love with football.

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

I love competing and working hard to earn everything.

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

Feed My Starving Children

What is the best advice you have ever received?

”Stay patient, and just trust the process that God has for you.”

Who was your childhood hero?

My childhood hero is my Mother, she has overcome so much in life from having cancer and going through the whole process to being cancer free

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

Ronnie Thomas, Jacory Rankin, and my young bulls Chase Alexander, Jamison Lindsey, Destin Refuge, and Kaden White 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Being focused and organized

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

My hardest moment in life was knowing my mother was sick with cancer and wasn’t able to take care of herself. At that time I didn’t know if she was going to live or die. As a young child, I had to step up and help her get better.

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you.

Mississippi Valley State University gave me a chance to live my dream of playing at a high level.

What is your favorite snack food?

Extreme Heads and Oreos 

What is the best part of football?

Building a bond with my teammates and becoming more than just teammates, we became brothers.

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

If you’re looking for someone with heart, the drive to work hard, and the willingness to lay out on the line for his teammates, then I’m the guy for you.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?

Kam Chancellor hard physical hitting safety.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

I would love to have one more chance to sit down and eat with my cousins Carlos Draper and Shug White, RIP to them. Lastly, I would choose Rihanna.

Damond Talbot

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