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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jermal Martin Jr, DB, Wake Forest University

Jermal Martin Jr the play making defensive back from Wake Forest University recently sat down with Draft Diamonds scout Justin Berendzen
  • Name: Jermal Martin Jr
  • Position: DB
  • College: Wake Forest University
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 177 lbs
  • Twitter: @MalMartin10
  • Instagram: @skrawlly.raw

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

Seeing how fun it looked.

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

Just keep leveling up with every opportunity I get, I’ll be playing professional ball pretty soon.

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

Deion Sanders just because of his love for the game and how he approached it on a daily basis with his swagger.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

My favorite moments are just making big plays for my team that can help us win in any way possible.

Which one of your family members inspires you the most and why?

My sister and mom because of how strong they are no matter the setbacks they face they always seem to keep a smile and keep going so because of them I want to make sure they have to never want for anything ever again because I’ll provide it.

What is your favorite defensive scheme and why?

4-2-5 when I can be at the nickel because I love blitzing and tackling and I’m around the ball a whole lot more to make plays.

What should we know about Jermal Martin Jr the person?

I’m a very genuine guy, I love everyone I have a big heart and try to make the best out of every situation that is put in front of me and I am a child of God.

What stands out about your film the most?

My knack for the ball, my physicality, my IQ and how slow the game is to me! And just making the most out of every play.

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

I know God got me, he gives his toughest battles to his toughest soldiers and I believe in that, growing up I always faced adversity on and off field so I always keep my chin up and keep fighting and pushing because I’m going to come out on top at the end of it all!

What would a team get in a player like you?

A player that loves the game unconditionally and someone with great character.

What do you love the most about the game of football?

It helps you become a better young man! And it builds structure in you early.

Who is the most underrated player you’ve played with and why?

Jaquae Jackson and Gerald Brown because they didn’t get the opportunity they need yet but they will blow up soon.

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